Study says 1 in 25 is HIV positive in Playa del Carmen

Vida Positiva AC reports that in 2008 less than 0.5% of the tests performed came out positive, and cases have not stopped increasing; in 2018 it was 2.6% and so far this year, we’re looking at 4%.

Vida Positiva AC based in Playa del Carmen, dedicated to performing free tests to detect the human immunodeficiency virus, in liaison with health institutions released its findings so far in 2019 and things don’t look good for Quintana Roo.

According to their figures, one in every 25 people who agree to be tested is a carrier of the virus; Likewise, the epidemic is still concentrated in the population of men who have sex with other men (MSM), lesbian and transsexual women with a prevalence of around 25%.

While 15% of cases occurred among men with bisexual practices, but there is also a steady increase in cases among heterosexuals with a percentage between 0.5 and 1% of positive tests.

As part of the surveys and studies conducted to detect the disease, they found that women who only have sex with other women are virtually unaffected by HIV.

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Within the framework of International Condom Day (last February), the surveys applied showed that the use of condoms is considered a reference of love towards a person, because it protects both not only of unplanned pregnancies but also of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) or HIV

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With a condom or without a condom

1 out of every 3 people, regardless of sex, gender or sexual orientation, used condoms in the first sexual relationship they had in their lives.

10% of single men, regardless of their sexual orientation, use it in all their sexual relationships.

1% of single women, regardless of their sexual orientation, use it in all their sexual relationships.

2% of people in a stable relationship always use a condom with their partner.

58% of men who are in a stable relationship (over 5 years), reported having had sex without a condom with people who were not their current partner in the last 5 years.

32% of women who are in a stable relationship (over 5 years), reported having had sex without a condom with people who were not their current partner in the last 5 years.

** Data based on the study of sexual behavior, part of the post-counseling of HIV tests that have been applied for more than 10 years to the general population in Playa del Carmen.

 

For every contagious woman, there are 5 men with HIV in Quintana Roo

The number of cases of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV-AIDS) in Quintana Roo increased by more than 50% compared to the previous year, according to statistics from the National Epidemiological Surveillance System  (Sinave).

At national level, Quintana Roo is among the states with the highest growth in HIV-AIDS cases; On the other hand, at peninsular level, the state has the largest number of cases, above Yucatan and Campeche.

Last year’s statistics show that for every sick woman there are five men with HIV-AIDS.

Among the states with the highest number of HIV-AIDS cases, the State of Mexico ranks first followed by Mexico City,  Veracruz, Guerrero, Baja California, Puebla, and Quintana Roo.

Source:  Vida Positiva AC



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