In Picarquín, in the municipality of San Francisco de Mostazal, Seremi de Salud, together with Higgins Health Service, officially began the rapidly examining HIV testing at the regional level, with 38 of the indigenous people being the first, five years of age, which are already applicable.
These health operations will be carried out in 33 municipalities of the region where, according to demand, the HIV Rapid Tests will be managed in the first half of 2019, and these messages will be strengthened to make people aware of it. Try and use the condom correctly.
Osasuna Seremi O & # 39; Higgins, Dr. Rafael Borgoño, was present at the meeting of young people on the Macro-Middle Central indigenous peoples, which was able to interact with young people and "we had a positive response in the first place. We are convinced that Rapid Test will reach people in the region , to break barriers, facilitate procedures and improve access, that is, President Sebastián Piñera is within the priorities. "
Ana María San Martín, National Director of the Ministry of Health's HIV and ITS program, was at the ceremony; Francisca Prado, O & # 39; Higgins Seremi de Salud Head of HIV and STI; and Catherine Leiva, Head of the HIV Health Service, emphasized that "knowing that a person has HIV is allowing us to start treatment correctly."
It should be noted that O & # 39; Higgins region in 2017 December 2007, reporting 1,309 cases and January 2018 to September 2018, 149 confirmed cases. In 2010, 102 cases were reported, and in 2017, 164 cases were confirmed, with an increase of 61%.
"Rapid test for HIV" is a test test used for HIV diagnosis and is 100% specific. A finger is drawn and a drop of blood is obtained, which is placed on a device and after waiting for 15 minutes, the patient sent the result. If the result is reactive, it is coordinated with the health team to perform an ELISA test. The Public Health Institute (ISP) must confirm.
This test does not require a medical application or exams preparation, if the Identity card is carried out, it can be taken by over 14 year olds under the age of 14, with the consent of the parents or guardians. legal