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Molina de Segura, the first and only municipality in the Region of Murcia to launch a free HIV rapid counseling and testing service (30/11/2018)

On the occasion of World AIDS Day, the Department of Public Health of the City of Molina de Segura announces the new rapid HIV test service, placing the municipality at the forefront of health promotion and prevention, educating on diseases of sexual transmission to the general population.

According to the Councilor for Public Health, Esther Sánchez Rodríguez, "with this year's rebound with 114 new cases, compared to 91 the previous year, in the Region of Murcia, from the City of Molina de Segura we consider it important to put the emphasis in the prevention of the transmission of the disease, mainly in sexual relations ".

To achieve higher levels of incidence in the population, two videos have been made that are being disseminated through social networks: one, which explains how the rapid HIV test is performed, and another, why should we do the rapid test? of HIV.

With them, the service of early detection of HIV and the reasons for doing so is made known, since an early diagnosis is essential to prevent transmission of the disease.

The Health Promotion and Education Service of the Ministry of Health of the Region of Murcia has also contributed with 5,000 condoms, accompanied by an information leaflet on HIV, which will be distributed in municipal youth centers and youth associations.

In addition, lectures on sexual education and transmission of STDs will be made available to educational centers that request it, as they were done in the previous year by the collective No Te Prives, in collaboration with the Department of Public Health, very involved in sex education in the municipality.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Molina de Segura

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