50 thousand living with AIDS in Argentina don’t know it

Posted on June 8, 2011 • Filed under: Argentina, Health, Social Issues

80 thousand Argentine citizens who know they are living with HIV have access to free medication and healthcare that helps maintain their disease, but it is estimated that another 50 thousand are unaware they have the disease. The main goal of the Department of Health and the country is to reach out to that portion of the population by focussing on accessibility. The Executive Director of the Division of AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases told diariobae.com that their biggest challenge is reaching out to men, transvestites, sex workers and young people. Programs already exist to encourage women to visit a physician regularly, but men in Argentina do not have the same level of access or motivation to get a check up. Director of the Buenos Aires AIDS Foundation believes inclusion to all citizens (men, women, transvestites, criminals, drug users, prostitutes, etc.) in the healthcare system is the key to fighting unknown HIV and AIDS.
Read Article

Share This Story
  • Print
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Add to favorites
  • email