New law approved for the prevention and control of HIV in Q. Roo

The XVI Legislature of the State of Quintana Roo approved the creation of a new law for the prevention, comprehensive care and control of HIV, AIDS or sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

According to the statement, with this new Law on Prevention, Comprehensive Care and Control for HIV in the state, a minimum standard will be established for the provision of health services to people suffering from the aforementioned diseases.

The bodies in charge of carrying out the design, consultation, evaluation and coordination of strategies and programs for prevention and comprehensive care of patients will be COESIDA and COMUSIDA.

Cases of HIV and AIDS decrease in municipalities of Quintana Roo

According to statistical data from the Sanitary Jurisdiction Number Three, during 2020 13 cases of HIV and three of AIDS were reported, while in 2021 six of HIV and five of AIDS were registered.

With the sum of the two years, Felipe Carrillo Puerto rebounds with the highest number of cases of these two pathologies, with 20, while José María Morelos registers eight.

Julia Leticia Vidal, jurisdictional chief, added that the population that predominates with infections of both diseases are the age ranges 18 to 29 years, in 2020 of the total, nine are in that category, followed by five cases ages 30 to 39 and two cases from 40 to 60. In 2021, five are from 18 to 29; three from 30 to 39 and three from 40 to 60.

He explained that no one is immune to this problem, but due to the number of cases there is a trend in youth, in which, by deduction, it is clear to them that they are not careful when practicing their sexual activities and the result has been to become infected.

He added that it is important to use condoms, constantly participate in the different tests, be careful to avoid it, because it degenerates health and quality of life; in some cases it becomes complicated; It is a disease with no cure.

The virus can be spread through contact with infected blood, semen, or vaginal fluids. Within a few weeks of infection with HIV, symptoms such as fever, sore throat, and fatigue may appear. Then it is usually asymptomatic until it becomes AIDS.”

He reiterated that the disease can be treated, but not cured; it can last for years or a lifetime; requires medical diagnosis; lab tests or imaging tests for your follow-up.

(With information from Jesus Caamal)

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