It is transmitted from one person to another by sexual, blood or perinatal (from mother to child). Here is the Immunodeficiency Prohibition Virus, also known as HIV.
The virus attacks and destroys the immune system, and its function is to protect the body from elements that may be detrimental to health, as well as preventing the appearance of cancers and tumors.
In the Region of Ñuble, in 2017 there were 44 cases of HIV. During this period of 2018, the figure equals 42.
This was noted by the Ñuble Health Service midwife, Mariam Bustos, a Radio And Discussion.
Meanwhile, the AIDS is known as a syndrome for immune that has had a higher degree of infection caused by this virus, which affects people in rubbish.
In terms of the fast tests that can be performed to check if the virus has been contracted, Bustos explained which organizations in the Ñuble Region have this service.
Once the test is positive, those who have contracted the virus must take a series of steps to start treatment. According to midwife, Mariam Bustos, you must do it immediately.
It's worth remembering that this December 1st marks World Day for the fight against HIV, because the first case of AIDS was diagnosed in 1981 on this date.
According to data provided by the Public Health Institute, in Chile in 2017, 5,816 cases were diagnosed with HIV, locating the country as the one with the highest increase in the number of new infections in Latin America.