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NL, in the Fund on HIV and AIDS Prevention


Without achieving a significant reduction in deaths due to HIV and AIDS, Nuevo León was last placed in national prevention of this disease, which had an insignificant result in federal health programs.

This situation has been condemned by civil society organizations, such as collective men in community actions (Chenac), people with voice, life and health and collective action on sexual minority rights (Acodemis), which critically criticized the lack of interest in the subject of the health secretary Manuel de La O and Consuelo Treviño, Deputy Registrar for Disease Control and Prevention of the State Body.

The federal health secretariat's indicators, which appear on its website, inform that at the end of last year, Nuevo León was at the national 17th place in the epidemiological HIV-AIDS Monitoring, within the framework of the Walking to the Excellence Evaluation.

In accordance with these standards, the unit's work was qualified as "minimum", with the traffic light in red.

However, in the first quarter of 2018, the company collapsed into place 27; while in the second quarter (April-June) it fell to 32th place, which means a fall of 14 places. At this time, the result was classified as "uncertain".

In the HIV, AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections program, the latest evaluation Nuevo León places in the 21st national position, with a satisfactory job. However, a negative performance is distinguished, especially because of the late onset of antiretroviral treatment in patients diagnosed with HIV.

Death is rising

In the last three years, the number of deaths due to HIV and AIDS has not resulted in a significant reduction in current state administration, and even the trend is increasing. Only from 2015 until the end of 2017 there are 546 human losses for this reason.

According to data from Nuevo Leone's healthcare unit, 2015 was 187 people who died of the virus. while 2016 reached the number 199.

In so many cases, the preliminary figure 2017 struck 160 deaths, but until now it is calculated the death rate for the current year.

For this reason, civil society organizations working to prevent HIV and AIDS have failed the work of the Ministry of Health, especially Consuelo Treviño, under the aegis of disease control and prevention.

On November 5, the association Acodemis left a letter addressed to the official, to which she attributed the increase in deaths.

"(…) The above is the result of a public health policy and its heavy hand burdened with stigma, transphobia, homophobia, bifasi and, above all, misogynia, when doing a zero job in preventive and early detection of HIV in pregnant women," cites the office, signed by activist Abel Quiroga.

Tomás Martínez, people with voice, life and health, and Víctor Froylán Apolinar, Chenac, also questioned that delivery of deliveries for prevention has been left aside.

Research, waiting for samples

Almost a year ago, the Human Rights Commission (CEDH) began investigating a study of HIV and AIDS patients conducted by university hospital specialists who probably took biological samples and personal data without prior approval from the Ministry of Health or users, thus violating official standards .

Unfulfilled promises

For years, civil society organizations focused on preventing HIV and AIDS have demanded that the Secretary of State open up new areas to take care of patients.

One of the attempts to meet this need was the opening of Integral Attention Service (SAI) at Metropolitan Hospital, which has not worked so far.

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