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Sperm washing technique allows men HIV carriers to have healthy children

Friday, 26 May 2017
Sperm washing technique allows men HIV carriers to have healthy children
According to the director of the IVI Panama, Dr. Roberto Epifanio, sperm washing technique gives an opportunity to couples in which a man is the carrier of HIV, as there are already methods to avoid the virus in infected women seeking to have healthy children.

Get tested HIV

Friday, 12 May 2017
Get tested HIV
HIV/AIDS rapid test in the very CENTER of Barcelona. Confidential and free. The proof is made by specialists that offer you emotional support if necessary. If you have HIV, the earlier you know, the better it is for your health to take care of yourself. People infected that don't know that they carry the HIV cannot take advantage of a antirretroviral effective therapy nor limit the transmission to other people.

Training on HIV-AIDS at ACASC

Friday, 12 May 2017
Training on HIV-AIDS at ACASC
At ACASC we periodically conduct HIV-AIDS training courses for social workers and for all those interested in learning about the nature of HIV, history, recent discoveries, quality of life and myths about HIV. If you are interested in participating in the next training, call us at 93 317 05 05 or write to us by email to: proves@acasc.info You are welcome to join us!

¿Do I thank to the VIH?

Friday, 5 May 2017
¿Do I thank to the VIH?
At ACASC there are very different people who share their experiences of being carriers of the HIV virus. Even knowing the stigma and medication that the infection usually entails, there are people who have taken a resilient attitude towards it. It's clear that discovering that one has the infection is not a pleasant news in general. Neverrtheless, we found cases in which people see new perspectives that were not expecting opened and find new sense in their lives. If you want to know more you can come and participate in our training courses or become a volunteer. You are welcome to visit us!

HAVE WE FORGOTTEN ABOUT THE HIV / AIDS?

Thursday, 30 March 2017
HAVE WE FORGOTTEN ABOUT THE HIV / AIDS?
Cases of HIV transmission among young people increase. It is true that at present, it has been possible to reduce mortality and it is possible to live with HIV / AIDS with a certain quality of life. The infection is no longer considered deadly, but from lethal it has become chronic. It would look as though young people might have lost awareness of the risk of transmission and maintain still many unsafe sex practices. Since 2015, 30% of the positives are under 30 years of age in Spain. Moreover, cases below 20 are also detected. In ACASC you can come to take the test for free confidentially in just 15m. Come and visit us. Remember to call us to make an appointment at 93 317 05 05 SCHEDULE: every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 2.30pm. And every Wednesday from 10am to 6pm For more information: Http://www.elmundo.es/grafico/salud/2016/12/01/58401a6e468aeb5d778b4605.html Http://www.elperiodico.com/en/noticias/sociedad/los-contagiados-sida-son-cada-vez-mas-jovenes-sienteen-menos-preocupacion-3994662

WE EXPANDED OUR SCHEDULE FOR HIV TESTS

Friday, 17 March 2017
WE EXPANDED OUR SCHEDULE FOR HIV TESTS
The professional team of ACASC has expanded the schedule of free HIV tests. From now on we will be also available on Wednesdays also in the afternoon. New schedule from 10h to 18 h. Participate with us. We look forward to your visit! FREE HIV TESTING SCHEDULE: 10h a 14.30h Monday, Tuesday, Thursday ad Friday 10h a 18h Wednesday

Bows for the World Day of the AIDS

Monday, 12 December 2016
Bows for the World Day of the AIDS
Last Thursday, the 1st of December Sant Jaume of Barcelona was celebrated the World day of the AIDS in the square. Diverse associations, between them ACASC, took part joined to fight against the stigma that supposes nowadays this disease. For it, multitude of present they formed human bows to arouse the population of whom today it is a problem that affects million persons. Ver más

HIV test. Barcelona

Tuesday, 5 July 2016
HIV test. Barcelona
HIV/AIDS test in Barcelona very briefly. Confidential and free. The proof is made by specialists that offer you emotional support if necessary. If you have HIV, earlier you know better it is to take care of yourself. The people infected that dont know it, can not take advantage of a therapy antirretroviral effective, that improve his quality of life and neither have the opportunity to limit the transmission to other people.

Involvement of Private Companies in the HIV Response

Wednesday, 3 December 2014
Involvement of Private Companies in the HIV Response

 

 

There are many entities involved in the HIV response including the business sector, trade union organizations, the Spanish government, and public opinion.

 

According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), nine out of ten people (30 million) are living with HIV worldwide and are between the ages of 20 and 49, which are considered the most productive years of a person´s life. In Spain, approximately 64% are in this range. The above figures put us in a difficult situation that must be addressed in a multisectoral manner. Not only are the livelihoods of people living with HIV and their families affected by their condition, but also productivity, rights at work, growth economic development of countries and companies suffer.

 

Therefore, during the commemoration of World AIDS Day 2014 on December 1st, Trabajando en Positivo emphasizes the need for the government, public and private companies, business associations, trade unions as well as other agents of labor, health and social sphere to be involved in promoting and supporting national and international efforts in the response to HIV and AIDS.

 

According to Trabajando en Positivo, companies operating in Spain can play a fundamental role in converting the workplace to a setting that provides key responses to HIV. They can generate strategies and activities that contribute to the prevention of HIV and preserve the rights of working people.

 

To promote, from organized civil society, the necessary implication and an attitude of responsibility for Spanish private companies from the HIV epidemic, the Federation Positive working offers the initiative "Responsible Business with HIV and AIDS in Spain." It is open to any company (large, medium, or small) in any labor sector in order to generate strategies for information, awareness and HIV education directed towards their employees, families, and community, as well as to encourage the employment of people with HIV.

 

Under this initiative, Trabajando en Positivo gives businesses the tools necessary for the definition, implementation and evaluation of objectives and actions that compliment the efforts of information, prevention and discrimination. Simultaneously, they provide ways to respect the capacities, needs, and realities of the company, its workers, and its environment. Thus, the actions through which the initiative is run in each company can be as diverse as the workplace allows.

 

Companies may reap various benefits from the free assistance such as economic profitability, visibility and recognition of good practices, and improved working environment and productivity. Following the practice of the ILO HIV and AIDS in the workplace, we highlight two reasons why we consider Spanish involvement to be important in private companies in the response to HIV and AIDS in Spain:

 

a) The epidemiological situation of HIV in Spain: there is a need to expand existing strategies for voluntary and confidential testing among the population. It is estimated that about 30% of 150,000 people with HIV are unaware that they are infected and are the source of more than 50% of new infections. 46% of the 3,278 new cases detected in 2013 presented a late diagnosis, which implies a worse prognosis health, greater difficulty in selecting the appropriate antiretroviral therapy, and increased cost of treatment and care of patients.

 

b) The attitudes of existing stigma and discrimination towards people with HIV in the workplace: the end to discrimination, especially in the workplace, is one of the most effective actions we can take. Continued ignorance of basic information and the validity of prejudice and stereotypes associated with this infection leads to irrational fears of sharing workspaces with people with HIV and consequently systematic rejection.

 

Between 20.7% and 55% of people with HIV are unemployed. 75% are of working age.

 

Some of the evidence that reflect this climate of stigma and discrimination towards people with HIV in the Spanish labor market are: 25.8% of the population between something and feel totally uncomfortable at the prospect of sharing workspace with a person with HIV. 23.7% would try to avoid it.

 

Discrimination at work as the main reason for consultation in Legal Advisory services of different Spanish entities, through which they identify as main situations of discrimination as changes in working conditions, violation of the confidentiality of medical data, the exclusion clauses in opposition, the mobbing to force the voluntary departure of the worker, the request for an HIV test without relevance to the post, and the difficulties related to disability certificate when the company wants to know the cause of the disability of the person.

 

The Initiative "Responsible Companies with HIV and AIDS in Spain" is part of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of the United Nations, the guiding principles of the Global Compact, the Strategy "Getting to Zero" Joint Programme United Nations Programme on HIV / AIDS (UNAIDS) and the international standards of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on HIV and the workplace. It also relies on the initiative "Companies engaged in the response to HIV and AIDS" developed since 2009 by Guest Foundation in Argentina, from which come some of the arguments reflected in this manifesto, as well as the working model and the Declaration to be signed by the companies. Likewise, in Spain, is supported financially by the Ministry of Health and linked to the Strategic Plan for Prevention and Control of HIV and other STIs.

 

 

December 1st World Day Against HIV

Monday, 1 December 2014
December 1st World Day Against HIV
December 1st World Day Against HIV An important day of struggle of all. We must not let HIV presence has only one day a year. We must make visible the problem of HIV. Sensitize society to do the test. Clamor for the importance of using condoms when having sex. Fight for our rights, from the 1D committee assemble a stop at the Santiago plaza. At 12 speech against HIV. And that is why we want to share this campaign, HIV is no reason for discrimination.

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If you have had unprotected sex, the HIV, hepatitis C and syphilis testing is quick, anonymous, confidential, and free.


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