In Mexico, every day 33 people are infected with the Acquired Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which causes the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), according to figures from the National Center for the Prevention of HIV and AIDS Control (Censida).
The issue is alarming, since in the well-known generation millennial the diagnoses of contagion have tripled, as reflected in statistics from the National Registry of AIDS Cases.
Breaking the information, from the period of 2010 to 2018 the number of young people between 15 and 24 years who were detected HIV grew by 284 percent. Only in 2018, it was taken into account 6,274 new cases detected by sexual transmission and to this we must add the situations that are not registered.
With this panorama, in Mexico 60.5 percent of reported cases correspond to young people between 20 and 34 years, who are identified as millennials.
It is estimated that approximately 220,000 people with HIV live in the Mexican Republic, of whom about 75,000 do not know that they are carriers of the virus, as cases are often detected when the infection is advanced and manifests itself in serious health cases. such as weight loss, respiratory and intestinal infections, among other damages.
A report from 2018 issued by the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) states that surveys indicate that adolescents do not have much information or knowledge about HIV and the danger of not protecting themselves when having sex.
For its part, the educational project InfoSIDA in its article HIV and children and adolescents maintains that a very important risk factor to consider is that the consumption of alcoholic beverages and the use of drugs are an important trigger to acquire the disease, because are under their effects can fall into risky behaviors such as sex without a condom.
In 2017, 4 thousand 720 people died as a result of this condition according to data from the National Center for the Prevention and Control of HIV and AIDS. It is worth mentioning that in 1983 the first case of this condition was detected in Mexico.
When a person becomes infected with HIV the virus attacks and weakens the immune system. As time passes, infections and cancers that can be deadly are contracted. When this happens the disease is called AIDS. The virus is transmitted from one individual to another through certain fluids: blood, semen, breast milk that come into contact with the mouth or the female and male reproductive system, a damaged tissue or an injection.
HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. When a person becomes infected with HIV it attacks and weakens the immune system; As it weakens, the person is at risk of getting infections and cancers that can be deadly. When this happens the disease is called AIDS. Once a person has the virus, it remains in the body for life.