A cross-border HIV testing marketing campaign on the Oyapock
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Wednesday, September 7, 2022 – 5:30 p.m.
From September 12 to 22, a cross-border screening marketing campaign for HIV, HBV and HCV is organized on the Oyapock between Saint-Georges and Oiapoque. This operation follows a discovering of “worrying enhance in optimistic exams“on either side.
“With the well being disaster linked to Covid-19, the chances for preventive actions and sexual well being screening have been restricted.“, deplores IDsanté who coordinates, amongst different issues, the screening operation.
For a number of months, as a part of the Oyapock Well being Cooperation undertaking, “we’re seeing a worrying enhance in optimistic HIV exams on the Brazilian and Guyanese shores“, writes the affiliation which additionally notes that:
– In Oiapoque, Brazil, a screening motion at first of 2022 led to 7 discoveries of seropositivity for 40 exams carried out.
– In Saint-Georges de l’Oyapock, 13 individuals examined optimistic within the first half of 2022, together with 9 on the AIDS stage.
– In Camopi, a municipality hitherto preserved from HIV, 2 individuals have been recognized optimistic.
On this context, it due to this fact appeared apparent to hold out a list of the state of affairs with regard to HIV on either side of the Oyapock border river. The Cayenne Hospital Centre, the Brazilian affiliation DPAC Fronteira and the French associations DAAC Guyana and IDsanté are coordinating the operation.
The authorities can even take the chance to attract up a list of the state of affairs with regard to HBV and HCV (the hepatitis B and C viruses).
“The target is twofold“, says IDsanté once more: “Detect and concurrently deal with the inhabitants of the Oyapock basin. And acquire goal information on the HIV state of affairs on the Franco-Brazilian border.“
Almost 40 individuals will likely be mobilized throughout these 11 days of motion. In Saint-Georges, screening will happen in a number of totally different neighborhoods every day. And in parallel with actions within the neighborhoods, screening will likely be provided in all healthcare constructions, on each shores.
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