Sep 26, 2016

HIV in Medellin

Innovative but It must make an effort in HIV
Innovative but It must make an effort in HIV

Most of the infections in the world have been acquired by heterosexual relationships; in fact, 50% of the infected individuals are women.

Worldwide the number of cases of HIV are stabilized with a tendency to decrease. In contrast, in Colombia, this number is increasing, and the infection is concentrated in vulnerable populations with a general prevalence of 0.52% (1 of every 200 people), but in some regions of the country the prevalence in the more vulnerable groups can reach 24.1% (1 of every 4) in men who have sex with men; 4.54% (1 of every 22) in sexual workers and 3.8% (1 of each 26) in intravenous drug users.

 

You choose how it ends...

Alcohol is a depressant drug that is legal; its use decreases the conscience, the perception of risk and frequently exposes the consumer to situations that would not face unless he or she is under its influence, such as unprotected sexual relationships, even with unknown partners; something similar may occur with other legal and illegal substances. 

The addiction to alcohol or others drugs may lead the individual to practice commercial sex, for getting the money to obtain the different substances.

There is a very high risk of acquiring HIV infection by intravenous drug users for sharing needles with infected people.

You choose how it ends, dont trust everything
You choose how it ends, dont trust everything
Sep 15, 2016

Discrimination: the most dangerous virus. Avoid this infection!

2Discrimination
2Discrimination

 Since the first cases of AIDS, many of the people living with HIV have suffered of discrimination and stigma inside institutions of health and even more in the society, fed by the lack of knowledge, myths and prejudices towards the disease.

 Our society also discriminates based on ethnic origin, age, disabilities, sexual orientation, religion, languages, physical aspect and many other conditions.

THE RESPECT TO OTHERS IS EVIDENCE OF AN OPEN MIND TO ACCEPT THE DIFFERENCES, RESULTING IN A RICHER AND STRONGER SOCIETY.

You can make the difference: reflect and express your disagreement against the discrimination!

 

Importance of HIV in Medellín:

Most of the infections in the world have been acquired by heterosexual relationships; in fact, 50% of the infected individuals are women.

Worldwide the number of cases of HIV are stabilized with a tendency to decrease. In contrast, in Colombia, this number is increasing, and the infection is concentrated in vulnerable populations with a general prevalence of 0.52% (1 of every 200 people), but in some regions of the country the prevalence in the more vulnerable groups can reach 24.1% (1 of every 4) in men who have sex with men; 4.54% (1 of every 22) in sexual workers and 3.8% (1 of each 26) in intravenous drug users.

Medellin is innovation, but HIV is rising, ACTION!
Medellin is innovation, but HIV is rising, ACTION!
Sep 12, 2016

Live, choose, love and let others do

Live, choose, love and let others do
Live, choose, love and let others do

Sexual diversity refers to the different sexual features, types of orientation or sexual identity. This diversity is present in nature in different species including the human being, expressing in different ways according to the cultures. 

The discrimination and stigma associated to the different forms of expression of the human sexuality increase the risk of acquiring sexually transmitted diseases; due to the fear for NOT having equal access to educational and health services.

Not all types of sexual relations have similar risk for acquiring HIV, because it is known that certain tissues of the human body are more likely to become infected by the virus. Non-protected sexual relations among men who have sex with men have the greater risk, while the transmission of the virus from men to women is 2 to 4 times more efficient that of woman  to man.

The society must fight for the respect to the differences, in order to allow the integral development of each individual, where values such as tolerance, solidarity and social justice are a priority.

Expect more tomorrow, next:

Importance of HIV in Medellin
Importance of HIV in Medellin
 
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