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Physicians and laboratories are required to pass data from patients with HIV

Currently, AIDS is included in the list of 40 notifiable diseases in the ministry, but HIV was not

 
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Physicians and laboratories that do tests for detection of HIV will be required to pass patient data in the event of a positive result, the Ministry of Health Currently, AIDS is included in the list of 40 notifiable diseases in the ministry, but the HIV was not. The ordinance that updates the list of compulsory notification shall be published in January 2013 by the Health Surveillance Secretariat

In the case of HIV, the goal is to meet early serological status of the patient and, if necessary, begin treatment soon. Although Brazil has today 217 000 people in antiretroviral therapy, according to the Ministry of Health, it is estimated that another 150 thousand does not know they have the AIDS virus.

Also according to the ministry, recommending notification of HIV had been discussed and embraced by the Brazilian government in November during a meeting of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), in Panama. The meeting was attended by representatives from 30 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

This measure brings two benefits: an individual and a collective. The person who takes medicine soon will not develop AIDS. The other positive is that when the patient starts taking the drug, the viral load is reduced until it is undetectable. So, you break the chain of disease transmission, explains the coordinator of the Department of Epidemiological Surveillance of the ministry, Gerson Fernando Mendes.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
   Palavras-chave:   AIDS    HIV    HIV virus detection    Patient data    Ministry of Health    Notification   
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