It is transmitted from one person to another through sexual, blood or perinatal (from mother to child). It is the Acquired Immunodeficiency Virus, also known as HIV.
The virus attacks and gradually destroy the immune system, whose function is to protect the body from elements that are potentially harmful to health, and also to prevent the appearance of cancers and tumors.
In the Region of Ñuble, In 2017 there were 44 cases of HIV. During the period of this 2018 the figure corresponds to 42.
This was declared by the Ñuble Health Service midwife, Mariam Bustos, in Radio Talk.
Meanwhile, AIDS is called Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, which is an advanced stage of infection caused by this virus, influencing people transversely.
Regarding the fast tests that can be done to control if the virus has been contracted, Bustos explained that establishments 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 the midwife Mariam Bustos, it must be done immediately.
It is worth remembering that this December 1st marks the World Day for the fight against HIV, because in this date the first case of AIDS was diagnosed in 1981.
According to data provided by the Public Health Institute, in Chile in 2017, 5,816 cases of HIV were diagnosed, placing the country as the one with the highest growth in the number of new infections in Latin America.