Carmen Frantzen is a new specialist for sexual health in the area's health department
Circle Euskirchen – The World AIDS Day aims to promote compatibility with people living with HIV and AIDS and to conflict with discrimination. It commemorates people who have died as a result of the infection and call for global access to prevent and care for all.
If a 30-year-old HIV infection was predominantly fatal, it can be stopped today with drugs that AIDS breaks out, as it is called the Euskirchen departmental health department. Medical treatment can live with HIV today long and well.
In 2016, around 3,100 new people had been infected in Germany, and about 80 per cent were male. About 150 to 200 of those infected in 2016 live in the Cologne-Bonn area. For years, however, the number of people affected by HIV in Germany has died at a high level, with a slight upward trend.
Therefore, the UN, with "Aims 90-90-90", has set the aim by 2020, 90 per cent of those who have Infection with HIV knows that they have been infected, 90 percent of them have had HIV treatment, and 90 percent can not be detected by the HI virus in the blood.
According to the statistics, more than 12,000 people are still living with HIV and do not know about their infection – be afraid of the positive result or fear of ban as HIV-positive. At this stage, they can easily contaminate others – or the infection turns the disease into AIDS. Here's how it's going to affect around a thousand people in Germany every year.
To reach these people, the Euskirchen area has employed a specialist to advise people with dangerous sexual behavior. As well as these consultations and this test consultation, questions about "sexual health" are answered by her.
"This is particularly important because we have all the ways to prevent HIV: very effective HIV medicines, a strong health system and good and easy-to-reach social support services," said Christian Ramolla, one of the doctors in the health department the area.
Interested parties can request anonymous and free advice on sexually transmitted infections and HIV testing. In order to make the range of even more well-known services, the Euskirchen area is launching a coaster campaign on December 1 for World AIDS Day.
The contact person for an appointment is:
Carmen Frantzen, Sexual Health Specialist, Tel 0 22 51/15 8 27, Email: [email protected]; Office hours: Mo.-Do. from 7am to 12pm and every Wednesday every month from 3pm to 6pm