HIV: Looking for a test? Here the service is free

Alondra Paula goes to perform a hiv Test, to the Youth Institute of Mexico City, INJUVE, located next to the Colegio Militar Metro station.

“I decided to come because I think it is something that we all have to do, once we start an active sexual life, since it is recommended to do it every six months.”

In addition to HIV, they also apply tests to detect possible cases of syphilis and hepatitis C, here the service has no cost.

If positive cases are detected, the patient is referred to the Condesa Specialized Clinic.

“We have to make a whole accompaniment protocol and it is necessary that they live in Mexico City, because the entire accompaniment process is with institutions of the city government”.

Beatriz Olivares, general director of the Youth Institute, CDMX

Register takes place the first five days of each month, via instant messaging on the phone at 5550 06 78 52 or via private messages on the social networks of the INJUVE.

“The office is very good, it is a small place, but it has all the security measures” .

Lark Paula

Miguel Ángel Peredo, program coordinator, points out that results are obtained in a matter of minutes.

“They are all rapid tests, antibody detection. A pre-counseling of approximately 5 minutes is given, the test is taken and the result is approximately 10 to 15 minutes”.

Miguel Ángel Peredo, coordinator of the Brigade Taking Sex Education, INJUVE

The tests are applied by members of INJUVE.

“They are young beneficiaries of the “Young people join the neighborhood” program, who make up the “Brigade of Taking Sex Education”, accompanied by trained personnel, who have been doing these tasks for many years.”

Beatriz Olivares, general director of the Youth Institute, CDMX

The program is aimed at people from 10 to 29 years of age.

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HIV: Looking for a test? Here the service is free