Is Italy still fighting against AIDS?

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At what point is the application of the National Plan – by Cristina Marrone /CorriereTV

«Today in Italy there are an estimated 7-8 HIV infections a day, 50 a week, 2700 new infections a year. There are at least 112,000 people living with AIDS. The quality of life is much better than in the past, the side effects are almost eliminated, the drugs unfortunately have to be taken for life, but even today the stigma remains unchanged ». Photographs the Italian AIDS-HIV situation Massimo Galli, president of Simit (Italian Society of Infectious and Tropical Diseases and Ordinary of Infectious Diseases at the University of Milan-Ospedale Sacco who spoke at Tempo della Salute with the Deputy Minister of Health, Pierpaolo Sileri who instead made a point on the application of the National AIDS Plan and the critical issues encountered. “We need to do more information with social channels, reach all age groups and give all the information to protect ourselves – says the deputy minister -. Better prevention is needed and diagnosis in prisons where the incidence of infections is higher and to reduce the spread of the disease in general. We are also preparing a decree to make it easier for children under the age of 13 to access the HIV test.


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