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Dominican Republic reduces incidence of HIV/AIDS

SANTO DOMINGO. During the ceremonies commemorating the World Day of the Fight against HIV, the country managed to maintain the stability of the prevalence at 0.8% and a reduction of 35% of new cases of persons infected since 2003.

The affirmation is by the director of the National Council for HIV/AIDS (Conavihsida), Victor Terrero, who said that deaths related to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) has been reduced in the period 2007 2014, from 2692 1799.

During the activity which was headed by the Minister of Public Health Altagracia Guzman Marcellino, Terrero asked the private sector to provide resources for the programs of prevention and control of the disease.

He reported as one of the principal achievements of the program the decision by the World Fund for the Fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, to make a contribution of US $49.8 million for the period 2014-2016, in order to continue stopping these diseases.

In order to avail themselves of these resources they only need for the country to comply with the counterpart funding which is required by the formalities of the international entity.

This, and the qualification of A-1, among other aspects, were presented as a great advance of the Conavihsida.

Other acts

The Ministry of Public Health, through the Directorate General of Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections and AIDS (DIGECITSS) brought together the principle authorities of the sector, as well as representatives of the agencies of cooperation and persons related with the causes.

A giant tent was installed in the park on Duarte Avenue at the corner of Pedro Livio Cedeño in the National District, where an official ceremony was held, and then they offered a rapid test for HIV for the rest of the day.

Doctor José Manuel Puello, the Deputy Minister of Collective Health, headed the activity.

Source: DiarioLibre

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