150,000 high-speed HIV testing this year exceeds the Ministry of Health


The Ministry of Health is close to achieving 150,000 rapid tests to detect human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); Reactive with almost 100% viral detection, which is done in a few minutes.

Health Nurse Monica Liliana Rangel Martinez announced that the secretariat made a timely observation campaign under the national 2018 Rapid Trial Campaign throughout the country, which at the end of October has provided 144,000 potato and potato tests.

"Additionally, the HIV treatment and monitoring program is one of the best treated countries, as nine out of ten patients with this disease maintain low levels of this virus in the blood, which is an achievement institutional," said Monica Liliana Rangel.

He explained that this week they have been using fast HIV tests in seven sanitary community seats that have reached the largest number of potions.

In addition, the Ministry of Health added that tests are available in health units such as health centers, CAPASIT facilities, hospitals and community hospitals.

The benefits of a rapid HIV test are:

1. Knowing HIV diagnosis helps to prevent measures to avoid relocation.

2.- Current detection allows successful treatment.

3.- This campaign is vigilant that every high-speed HIV test has prior to and after the experiment and provides the results to trained and expert staff who provide accompaniment.

4.- A fast test gives us a result of veracity and sensitivity almost 100% in minutes.

People with a high-speed HIV test are those who have undergone unprotected sexual practices, people who share needles or other sharp objects, or have sexually transmitted diseases, hepatitis or tuberculosis. They have made tattoo or piercing earrings in any part of the body.


2017 Tests carried out at the end of the third quarter 123.396

2018 Tests carried out at the end of the third quarter 144.895


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