Health Minister Carolina Darias has called for an end to stigma and discrimination against people affected by HIV.
Health Minister Carolina Darias requested this Wednesday to end the stigma and discrimination suffered by people living together. AIDS is in a context where 8 percent of citizens engage in discrimination and 3 percent publicly announce their names “to get away from them”.
“I know these are small percentages but they are important to me because we care about every person who is with us. HIV” declared minister in the act of participating in the Fast-Track Cities initiative of the city of Avilés.
Thus, Avilés became the first city in Asturias to commit to this commitment, aiming to eliminate HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) from being a public health problem by 2030.
Darias emphasized that more than 40 years have passed since the first AIDS case was diagnosed. and since then it has come a long way in every aspect, even though it is a chronic disease to date, this is not the case everywhere in the world, he warned.
Accessing his health portfolio, he reminded that preventive treatment of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is not being implemented nationwide and is a reality in all autonomous communities today for all people in need.
Avilés’ signing took place on the eve of 2018. world day against AIDSwhich this year has the slogan “Equality now” and endorsed by the minister as “forty years is too long to continue to be discriminated against just because he is suffering from an infection”.
He stressed that the Spanish Government wants to end this stigma with a social agreement that provides for the elimination of HIV as a specific criterion for access to public employment.
All these advances,exemplary flag of response, social justice and equality”He claimed it made it possible to be close to reaching the “95-95-95” goal, so that 95% of people with HIV are diagnosed, 95% cured, and 95% go undetected. levels, that is, cannot be transmitted.
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