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For the sixth consecutive year, Bahian carnival encourages organ donation

Despite the success, the negative index of families of potential donors is still a major obstacle

 
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Disclosure of the importance of organ donation will be made through adeivos in trios, distribution boxes and folders Carnival in Pelourinho, Bahia
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Disclosure of the importance of organ donation will be made through adeivos in trios, distribution boxes and folders
Carnival in Pelourinho, Bahia

For the sixth consecutive year, organ donation is the theme of Carnival in Bahia. The partnership held Coordination between the State System of Transplantation (Coset), Infraero, Municipal Health, Salvador Tourism Company (Saltur), Council of carnival, Trios and Central Association of Carnival, will promote the importance of donating in trios with stickers electrical, health centers, hospitals and cabins and distributing brochures.

According to the coordinator of Coset, the doctor Eraldo Moura, the campaign has always highlighted numbers. "Last year, we were fortunate to increase by 50% the number of transplants in Bahia."

Still, Eraldo Moura explains the negative index of families of potential donors is still a major barrier to reduce the queues of people waiting for an organ transplant.

<b> AIDS and quality of life </ b>

Carnival of Bahia will also focus on the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases. The importance of using condoms as a form of prevention is a highlight of the campaign "Prevention of HIV / AIDS for Carnival 2013." The Ministry of Health, in partnership with the Secretary of Health of Bahia (Sesab), is encouraging early detection through testing fast and free program "Stay Knowing." With the focus "Life is better without AIDS. Protect yourself. Always use a condom", the campaign seeks to draw attention to the difference it makes condom use at the time of intercourse, and its target audience the entire population sexually active.

According to the coordinator of the State Program of STD / AIDS, Jeane Mangnavita approach the prevention campaign in the carnival emphasizes a new concept, a new methodology, seeking to speak more seriously, noting that living with AIDS, despite technological advances, easier access to treatment in the country and improving the quality of life, is not easy. "campaign focuses especially people 15 to 49 years, taking into account epidemiological criteria.

In Bahia, 1981, the date of notification of the first case of AIDS in the state by 2011, 14,240 cases were reported in adults (male: 9.256/feminino: 4984) and 425 cases in children (under 13 years). Salvador records more than 50% of the state, though the epidemic has expanded not only between large, but also small and medium-sized cities and rural areas of the state. Porto Seguro ranks second in the state in number of cases.

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