GlobalIn La Laguna de Coahuila, 21 people have died from HIV/AIDS

In La Laguna de Coahuila, 21 people have died from HIV/AIDS

This year 61 people have lost their lives in Coahuila due to HIV/AIDS, of them, 18 resided in Torreón, 2 in Matamoros and 1 in San Pedro de las Colonias, reported the state Health Secretariat. The rest of the fatalities are distributed as follows: 18 from Saltillo, 6 from Piedras Negras, 4 from Acuña, 2 from Frontera, 2 from San Juan de Sabinas, 2 from Monclova, 1 from Allende, 1 from Múzquiz, 1 from Parras de la Fuente, 1 from Ramos Arizpe, 1 from Sabinas and 1 from San Buenaventura.

In 2022, the Ministry of Health concluded with 66 deaths; in 2021 with 86 deaths; in 2020 with 61 deaths; in 2019 with 83 deaths; and in 2018 there were 83 fatalities.

At the national level, 3,578 deaths from HIV/AIDS have been reported this year and the state of Veracruz leads mortality with 429 deaths, followed by the State of Mexico with 317 and Jalisco and Chihuahua with 220 deaths each. In 2022, the country closed with 4,770 deaths, so there is a downward trend.

With the motto “Let communities lead!”, this December 1st marks World AIDS Day. The National Center for the Prevention and Control of HIV and AIDS (Censida) seeks to raise awareness among the population about this disease, its consequences and the importance of preventing its spread.

They point out that HIV information must reach all communities, including priority groups such as men who have sex with men; people who use substances; people deprived of their liberty; people dedicated to sex work as well as populations that have been left behind in this pandemic such as women, migrants, indigenous people, Afro-Mexicans, girls, boys, adolescents and those who experience a gap that makes their care difficult.

They consider it necessary to implement educational campaigns, provide access to prevention methods, and offer free and confidential HIV testing.

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