Currently, in our country there is a hole of 25,000 people who do not know that they have HIV, so it is urgent that people take the test so they can be diagnosed.
This serious situation has warned the health authorities who have just started a campaign to make people aware of the virus.
But the new space launched by the Ministry of Health gave a lot of criticism because it is considered to have a "police" tone.
In the video that starts with scary music, you can see the faces of different people who may have HIV, and the challenge is to find out who has the virus, a problem that is impossible. Therefore, the message is that you do the exam.
This was criticized by activists who considered the campaign a "persecution" of people with HIV.
See the campaign here:
the @ministeriosalud presents HIV / AIDS prevention campaign in police and investigation format. It doesn't approach quick tests, but it uses (abuse) with people's faces, some of them HIV, which poses a daunting challenge: "You have 10 seconds to discover it". Better times? pic.twitter.com/ONKpsNxcMW
– Víctor Hugo Robles (@elchedelosgays) December 30, 2018
Look here for the reactions:
Chasing people is called this campaign. Zero sexual education !!!!
– Claudia Dides ? (@ClaudiaDides) December 30, 2018
It looks like a witch hunt.
– María Luz Fco (@magusiki) December 30, 2018
Bad, absolutely bad. It's not a detective novel, it's reality. The test should be presented as a friendly and possible alternative to the entire population as a road that serves us all and calls the collective responsibility to prevent.
– Adriana Gómez (@AdrianaEGomez) December 30, 2018
But a person with HIV cannot be treated as delicacies or suspected criminals seeking to harm you with the AIDS weapon.
Your government was wrong.
I'm telling you from the political center
– Rodrigo Chandia (@Rodchandia) December 30, 2018
Daunting. It looks like a police car and keeps us from being tested. Instead of approaching the much-needed opportunity and ending up turning the subject as something that has nothing to do with us, it would not happen to us. Pure negligence!
– Aloysius (@AloysiusLeopold) December 30, 2018
The tone of the fight is regrettable. A scary format that more than encourages the test is called to identify as criminals, people living with HIV live with us. The color, the music, everything indicates terror and stigma.
– Esteban Arévalo Díaz (@estebanarevalod) December 30, 2018
From ignorance to terror!
– Juani Ojeda ? Happy 2019 ?????? (@inticitaojeda) December 30, 2018