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With an acceptable group of activities during holiday period, the Municipal Department of Prevention of STI / HIV / AIDS closed its actions in this period resulted in a significant number of people who received their messages.

 

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With an acceptable group of activities during holiday period, the Municipal Department of Prevention of STI / HIV / AIDS closed its actions in this period resulted in a significant number of people who received their messages.


This time there was not  a variety and quantity of educational materials like other times, forcing specialists and volunteers to rely more on the talks, participation games and the fast tests of the International Movement “Do the test”, this modality was very well received and claimed by the public for the opportunity to learn their HIV status instantly.

Different media also had a positive impact on the transmission of messages and teachings to the people, especially the radio, which held a variety of programs on these topics.

 

Meanwhile, local television talked on the topic in the TV show Esta noche es fiesta, one of the favorites of the youth of the island to multiply content related to the use of condoms, to promote responsible sexual practices, among others, while written press covered the most important actions developed by the group.

There is no doubt that all what is done today gives results in the future and precisely in this aspect, the more we work now with perseverance, tenacity and intentionality, the reality will be better in coming years.

Currently the municipality shows a decrease in positive cases diagnosed over the same period of 2011; however it does not mean that the battle is won, it’s necessary to keep working.

However, it is good to recognize the impact of the activities carried out during previous years that have helped increase the perception of risk in the local inhabitants, winning culture regarding STI and HIV, and adopting responsible behavior.

 

Mario César Martínez Matamoros , main educator of department, expressed: “we can not be still satisfied, the lack of educational materials and free distribution of condoms in 2012 has disadvantaged the work of the members of the troops, that’s why it’s important to reinforce what we do in order to continue earned a place in the minds of men and women”.

 

Traslation: Lien Fernández Sánchez

 

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