Pontivyans made aware of the fight against AIDS – Pontivy

On the occasion of World AIDS Day, the Cegidd (Free, screening and diagnostic center) of the Center hospitalier du Center-Bretagne (CHCB) set up, this Wednesday, December 1, in front of the station of Pontivy to offer the general public free, walk-in screening for HIV, hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections.

Now we can live with the treatments, however prejudices remain.

An ephemeral installation in the city center, to encourage people to carry out the tests and to remind the center of the presence of the Kério hospital. The Cegidd is made up of three nurses, a doctor and a secretary, who offer a welcome at the Kerio hospital, free and anonymous, for screening and information, without an appointment, Mondays and Fridays, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

“We must overcome the taboos on HIV”

“49,000 French people discovered their seropositivity in 2020. Figures certainly underestimated because of the lack of screening since the arrival of the covid”, recalls the doctor. “That’s why we come to meet people today. We must overcome the taboos on HIV. Now we can live with the treatments, on the other hand the prejudices remain ”.

Practice

At the Kerio hospital center: free and anonymous screening for HIV, hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections, without an appointment, Mondays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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