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SP offers testing for HIV, syphilis and hepatitis during fair truckers

Objective is to conduct examinations in 1400 during the event. Results are confidential and out in about an hour

 
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Venue of free screenings for HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B and C in Fair Truckers
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Venue of free screenings for HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B and C in Fair Truckers

The Ministry of Health of São Paulo promote free testing for HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B and C during the 24th Fair Truckers in Guarulhos. The event begins today, Tuesday, July 23, and ends on Thursday, 21, in the exhibition area of ​​Sakamoto Station, the Presidente Dutra Highway, towards Rio de Janeiro / Sao Paulo.

It is expected to serve 120 people per day, a total of 1,440 tests, counting the four tests. The action has 30 professionals including nurses, biologists, psychologists, social workers and technicians of the Centre for Reference and Training in HIV / AIDS. The tests are simple, quick and painless and performed with privacy and confidentiality. The results of the four tests are ready in about an hour after collection.

For the assistant coordinator of the State Program STD / AIDS-SP, Artur Kalichman, the action also serves to disseminate information on prevention.

Early diagnosis is key to treatment in a timely manner, ensuring better quality of life for patients. Syphilis is curable and treatment is simple. The others do not have, but treatment is available in public health, says Kalichman.

Source: SP NOTICIAS
   Palavras-chave:   Testing for HIV    Syphilis    Hepatitis    HIV    AIDS    24th Fair Truckers    Sakamoto Tour   
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