The professionals will be at Camelódromo on Saturday and at Cidade do Natal on Sunday
Sissao (municipal secretary health) will conduct free tests and guidance at two points in the capital this weekend. From 8 am, residents will be able to take rapid tests for HIV, hepatitis C virus, hepatitis B virus and syphilis.
On Saturday (3), the professionals will be in front of the Camelódromo (the popular commercial center), and on Sunday (4), in Altos da Avenida Afonso Pena, near the city of Natal. According to Sissao, this action is part of the “HIV/AIDS Prevention Campaign” programme, which was carried out during the month of Red December.
The head of the Department of STDs and Viral Hepatitis in Sissao, Isabel Mendez, explained that the goal of the campaign is to sensitize the sexually active population, especially young people between the ages of 15 and 49, to use condoms.
“This is the main and most effective way to prevent an increase in new infections, in addition to testing procedures, pre- and post-counseling and distribution of informational materials. Early diagnosis is also essential for more effective treatment, which is why testing is so important.”
The goal is to reach at least 3,000 people during the month of December, with rapid HIV/AIDS testing, and to distribute informational materials and inputs to the general population.
On December 6th and 7th, Campo Grande will host the first Symposium on Integration of the HIV/AIDS Care Network of Mato Grosso do Sul in LAC Auditorium, in ufms 🇧🇷Federal University From Mato Grosso do Sul). Professionals from different sectors of Sesau and partner institutions are expected to participate.
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