Carmen Frantzen is a new health professional in the Health Care District
Circle Euskirchen – The World AIDS Day wants to promote solidarity with people with HIV infection and AIDS disease and counteract discrimination. He recalls the people who have died of the consequences of infection and calls for worldwide access to prevention and care.
If HIV infection was mostly fatal 30 years ago, it is now possible to prevent medicines from spreading AIDS, as is called the Kreis Euskirchen Health Office. By means of medical treatment you can live long and well with HIV today.
In 2016, there were about 3100 newly infected Germany, of whom about 80 percent of men were. Around 150 to 200 of the newly infected people in 2016 live in the Cologne-Bonn area. For years, however, the number of new people affected by HIV has stagnated at a high level, but rather a slightly rising tendency.
Therefore, the United Nations has defined its 90-90-90 goals that, by 2020, 90 percent of HIV infections know that they are infected, 90 percent of them have been treated by HIV, and 90 percent the HI virus is no longer detectable in the blood.
Still, according to statistical statistics in Germany, over 12,000 people still live with HIV and know nothing about their infection – whether from fear of positive or out of fear of exclusion as HIV positive. At this stage, they can easily inflate other people – or from the infection, the disease is AIDS. As a result, there are about a thousand people in Germany annually.
In order to reach these people, the Kreis Euskirchen has set up a specialist for counseling people with risky sexual behavior. In addition to these discussions and testing hours, questions regarding "sexual health" are answered by her.
"This is especially important because we have all the means to minimize HIV: very effective HIV drugs, a powerful healthcare system, as well as good and easy-to-reach social support offerings," says Christian Ramolla, one of the doctors at the Health Care Office.
In the health care office, interested people can give anonymously and free advice on sexually transmitted infections and an HIV test. To make the consultation even more popular, the Euskirchen Circle of World AIDS Day starts a beer cover action on December 1st.
Contact person for an appointment is:
Carmen Frantzen, Sexual Health Specialist, Phone 0 22 51/15 8 27, E-Mail: [email protected]; Talk times: Mo.-Do. from 7am to 12pm and every first Wednesday of the month from 3pm to 6pm