Syphilis can overcome HIV cases of importance to the Ministry of Health

Home / Clínica Clínica / Syphilis can overcome HIV cases of importance to the Ministry of Health               This content is exclusive to PEBMED Portal users. To continue reading, login or sign up for free.                 Fill in the details below to complete your registration.                      Be welcome       Back to the portal         With the total of 158. 051 cases of syphilis in 2019, an increase of 28, 3% in relation to the total number of occurrences recorded in the previous year, the disease has worried the Ministry of Health. So much so that the minister of the portfolio, Luiz Henrique Mandetta, launched in the last days the Campaign for the Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections, in Rio de Janeiro. “Currently, syphilis is our biggest concern when it comes to sexually transmitted diseases, with our records pointing to 18 cases per hour . If you continue in this progression, you will overcome the HIV cases in importance. In addition, condom use numbers have been dropping. Hence the need for campaigns like this ”, says Luiz Henrique Mandetta. Syphilis and HIV The figures from the Ministry of Health show that there are 900 1,000 people with AIDS / HIV in the country. The most recent epidemiological bulletin of the agency points out that young people are the main affected by the virus, with 52, 7% of the total cases located in the age group between 20 and 34 years. The Epidemiological Bulletin, between 2010 and 2018, indicated that there was an impressive increase of 4. 157% in the cases of syphilis in the country during that period. Also read: Congenital syphilis: what the doctor needs to know Campaign intensification During the event, the minister emphasized that the use of condoms should be remembered throughout the year. “Before, it was just an annual campaign. Now it has to be remembered periodically every three or four months to keep from forgetting ”. In addition to disclosure in the media, millions of condoms and lubricating gels will be distributed 570 in the country, 128, 5 million only during the carnival. “We want young people to become aware of the importance of using condoms not only to prevent the spread of HIV and syphilis, but also of all sexually transmitted diseases (STIs), such as herpes, gonorrhea, hepatitis and HPV”, said the minister during the campaign launch. Infections transmitted through sexual intercourse are caused by more than 30 viruses and bacteria through contact, without using a condom, with the individual who is infected . Syphilis in the world According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), 1 million new infections occur daily. For experts, the drop in condom use comes from the scarcity of prevention campaigns combined with a generation that did not live with the AIDS portrait of the decade 1980, underestimating the importance of prevention. “Whether due to lack of information regarding the forms of contagion, because they do not consider the potential severity of infections or because they do not have a real perception of the risk, many young people think that STIs are diseases that are far from their reality and end up leaving due care. The abusive use of alcohol and other drugs is also a factor that contributes to the spread of these diseases ”, analyzes infectologist Isabel Cristina Melo Mendes, resident at the Clementino Fraga Filho University Hospital, at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and a columnist for PEBMED. * This article was reviewed by the PEBMED medical team Author: References: https://www.gov.br/pt-br/noticias/saude-e-vigilancia-sanitaria/2020/02 / health-launches-campaign-for-prevention-of-sexually-transmitted-infections https://pebmed.com.br/sifilis-aumento-mais-de-4-000-dos-casos-no -Brazil/
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