Saturday 19 June 2021

Costa Rica Bets on Education to Prevent HIV/AIDS

The Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social (CCSS) – Costa Rica’s Social Security, known commonly as “La Caja” is commemorating today, December 1,  the International Day of Struggle Against HIV/AIDS, with awareness actions in medical centers throughout the country.

Image for illustrative purposes. From Loveaids.org

Public hospitals, clinics and other health centers will provide nformation to prevent illnesses, among them HIV/AIDS.

- Advertisement -

For several days now, the CCSS presented the campaign ‘Active but protected’ with which it hopes that people lose their fear and go to the different medical centers to have the HIV test.

The Ministry of Health (Ministerio de Salud) data reveals , reflect that the iincidence of HIV went from 685 cases in 2012 to 979 in 2016, that is, the rate went from 14.6 per 100 thousand inhabitants in 2012 to 20 for 100 thousand inhabitants last year.

It also reveals that 87.23%  of those infected in the country are men, that is, for each infected woman there are seven men.

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Q Costa Rica
Reports by QCR staff

Related Articles

Caja-INS Agreement says goodbye to the ¢6 million SOA barrier

QCOSTARICA - Those injured in traffic accidents will no longer be...

Today’s Covid News: 48 deaths in 24 hrs; Govt promotes 5 areas of actions

QCOSTARICA - Reducing the number of infections, freeing up hospital beds...

MOST READ

Nathalie Álvarez Mesén’s feature debut, Clara Sola, ready for the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight

Q ENTERTAINMENT (CINEUROPA) Nathalie Álvarez Mesén’s debut feature, Clara Sola, is ready to take part in this year’s Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film...

Heavy downpours generated the first phreatic eruption of this year at the Turrialba volcano

QCOSTARICA - Several residents of La Pastora, La Central and Monte Calas, in the vicinity of the Turrialba volcano, heard a loud rumbling early...

Tourism sector depends on political will for recovery

QCOSTARICA - The future of tourism operators in Costa Rica depends on the political will to approve a package of bills that favors the...

Companies covered up defective asphalt

QCOSTARICA - The judicial file of the Cochinilla Case, on alleged corruption in road works, exposes how three companies would have covered up the...

Diseases, weather and low prices hit the orange sector in Costa Rica

HQ - The appearance of pests and diseases, in particular the 'dragón amarillo' (yellow dragon), the impact of the weather and a sharp drop...

Nicaragua government assures that detainees violated one of the Ten Commandments

TODAY NICARAGUA – The vice president of Nicaragua and First Lady, Rosario Murillo, assured that those who feel persecuted are for the crimes they...

Despite investigation, construction of road works by H. Solís will continue

QCOSTARICA - Five major road works under the responsibility of the H. Solís company will continue in development despite investigations for alleged corruption involving...

Vaccination commission endorses J & J vaccine, says no to Sinovac

QCOSTARICA - The Comisión Nacional de Vacunación y Epidemiología (CNVE)  - National Vaccination and Epidemiology Commission - endorsed the use of Johnson and Johnson...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 15: 3 & 4 CANNOT circulate

Today, Tuesday, June 15, vehicles with plates ending 3 & 4 CANNOT circulate The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm,...

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.