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AIDS fight: HIV test week in Bavaria



According to the Bavarian Ministry of Health, there are still too many people living with HIV. Many years of age can be infected with a virus and a medical diagnosis.

AIDS infection: especially young people at risk

Therefore, it is important to try it, said Health Minister Melanie Huml, CSU. Indeed, those who know in time, because they are infected, may protect themselves and others. The health minister urges young people to protect AIDS against immune disease syndrome.

"The risk of HIV infection should not be emphasized, although AIDS can be treated but not yet feasible." An elderly 20-35 year old is a very high infection rate. "Melanie Huml Health Minister, CSU

HIV infections have been detected too late

According to experts, only around 20-30 hundreds live in the AIDS phase of hundreds of lives. As a result of the late diagnosis, the views of the treatment of immunodeficiency diseases are less favorable. Free State spent around 3.7 million euros in the current budget only to have HIV in 2018.

HIV Test Week 2017: 1,103 samples from three positive ones

The HIV test is coordinated by the Health and Food Safety (LGL) Bavarian State Office for Prevention and Health Promotion (ZPG). Last year's total test week, 1,103 HIV tests were conducted in Bavaria; Three of them were positive.

In general, the blood sample is taken after the consultation. The test results will be announced within a period of five to seven days. The written statement of the result of the test can not be performed by anonymous tests, the health authorities.

11.700 Bavarians live with HIV

According to recent estimates by Robert Koch Institute, approximately 340 people were infected with Bavaria in 2017 with liver infections, with about 280 men and about 60 women. In total, more than 11,700 people lived with HI virus in Bavaria at the end of 2017.


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