Saturday , April 17 2021

Fighting AIDS: HIV testing week in Bavaria



According to the Bavarian Ministry of Health too many people live in a free state even with HIV without knowing it. Between virus infection and diagnosis by a doctor years often pass away.

AIDS infection: especially young people who are at risk

Therefore it is important to be tested so that the health minister Melanie Hamley, CSU. Only those who know, at the time that it is infected, and others can protect. Health Minister calls on young people, in particular, to the consistent protection from illness immunodeficiency AIDS:

"We should not underestimate the risk of HIV infection. AIDS is now treatable, but still not curable. In the age group from 20 to 35 years of age, the infection rate is particularly high. "Health Minister Melanie Hamley, the CSU

HIV infection is diagnosed too late

According to experts, learn about 20 to 30 percent of victims only in so-called stage of AIDS that they & # 39 are carriers of the HIV virus. As a result of recent diagnosis and treatment of immune deficiency diseases perspective were less favorable. The state has allocated about 3.7 million euros alone in the current budget in 2018 in order to further the fight against HIV.

HIV Testing Week 2017: 1103 Three specimens tested positive

HIV test week, the Bavarian Center for Promotion of Prevention and Health (ZPG) in the State of the Bavarian Health and Food Safety Bureau (LGL) coordinates. During the test week we were in Bavaria last year, a total of 1103 HIV tests, three of which were positive.

In general, a blood sample is taken after consultation with the vein in the arm. The test result will be reported in person after five to seven days. Written confirmation of the test results is not possible due to the anonymous testing, the health authorities.

11700 Bayern, living with HIV

Current assessment of the Robert Koch Institute in accordance caught in 2017 in Bavaria, about 340 people living with HIV – including about 280 men and 60 women. In general, in Bavaria lived the end of 2017 more than 11,700 people with the HIV virus.


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