It is transmitted from person to person through sexual, blood or perinatal (from mother to child). It is an acquired immunodeficiency virus, also known as HIV.
The virus attacks gradually destroy the immune system, whose role is to protect the body from health-damaging factors, as well as to prevent the appearance of cancer and tumors.
B Region ububle, In 2017 there were 44 cases of HIV. During this period 2018 the figure corresponds to 42.
This was stated by the midwife of the health service, Mariam Bustos, at Radio Discussion.
Meanwhile, AIDS is called Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, which is an advanced stage of infection caused by this virus, affecting people transversally.
With regard to the rapid tests that can be performed to check if the virus has contracted, Bustos explained which plants in the ububle area have this service.
Once the test is positive, those who have the virus must take a series of steps to start the treatment. According to midwife Miriam Bustos, it must be done immediately.
It is worth remembering that December 1 this marks the World Day for the fight against HIV, due to the fact that on this date the first case of AIDS was diagnosed in 1981.
According to data from the Institute of Public Health in Chile in 2017, 5,816 cases of HIV were diagnosed, placing the country as one of the highest in the number of new infections in Latin America.