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AIDS kills one person every three hours in São Paulo

AIDS kills one person every three hours in São Paulo

In 2000, 10,667 AIDS reports were registered, with 28.8 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Already last year, 7,706 infections were diagnosed, with an incidence rate of 18.5 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Another good news was the decrease in the number of deaths. In 2011, 3,006 people died of AIDS, while 4,181 deaths were recorded in 2000, a decrease of 28% in absolute numbers.

The survey also divided the data by gender: there was a decrease of 23% in the absolute number of AIDS cases among men and 31% in total deaths in the period. In 2000, 6,868 cases were reported with 2,940 deaths, while last year the same numbers rose to 5,270 and 2,019, respectively. Among women, the numbers are much smaller. In 2000, there were 3,798 new cases and 1,241 deaths, against 2,436 diagnoses and 987 deaths in 2011.

In view of the general panorama of the disease, the director of the STD / AIDS State Program, Maria Clara Gianna, reinforces the importance of early diagnosis of the disease for a more effective treatment. This not only increases the patient's survival, but also allows him to lead a completely normal life.

Free examination for HIV virus

By December 1, the Secretariat intends to conduct 150,000 free tests for the virus HIV, in addition to syphilis and hepatitis B and C. 526 municipalities in the state, including more than 2,000 health units, are part of the campaign.

In addition to the traditional blood test, the rapid HIV test will also be applied, from the digital puncture, with a small amount of blood, lasting 40 minutes and total effectiveness.

To know about the units that are participating, as well as the services that will be available on the 1st, call 0800-16-25 -50 .


Application provides health information in Rio de Janeiro

Application provides health information in Rio de Janeiro

The population can already assume a more active role to help detect health problems in Rio de Janeiro. To contribute, just a click a day. It is a participatory surveillance application, the Health Guardians. The dynamic is simple and does not demand much time from the user. It downloads the app and starts using it at the same time.

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Allergy in the face: understand the main causes

Allergy in the face: understand the main causes

Allergies in the face can have several causes, such as contact dermatitis, insect bites, contact urticaria or atopic dermatitis. They usually manifest in different ways. See more about each cause: Face allergy due to contact dermatitis It is defined as an inflammatory response in the skin resulting from the topical exposure of external substances, which are foreign to the body.

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