A view of HIV through art and culture

They inaugurate the work entitled “A journey through HIV”, to build and multiply efforts to achieve healthier, more equitable and stigma-free societies, the purpose

On the eve of the commemoration of World AIDS Day on December 1, awareness-raising, information and prevention actions on AIDS will be carried out, and in that context this November 28, the Health Services of the State Government through the State Coordination of the HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections and Hepatitis C Virus Program, in collaboration with the Labyrinth Museum of Sciences and Arts, inaugurated a work titled “A journey through HIV.”

Art, a new way of communicating and raising awareness, this presentation was inaugurated this Tuesday, November 28 at 10 a.m. in the Corral Gallery of the museum, where authorities such as the Deputy Director of Epidemiology Dr. Francisco Edgar Cervantes Duran and the State Coordinator of the HIV/AIDS and STI/HCV Program Dr. Claudia Aide Rodríguez Trejo thanked the Director of the Labyrinth of Sciences and Arts Museum Mtra. Leticia Martínez Guerra, the Administrative Director of the museum Lic. Rubén Alfredo Falcón Compean, the Deputy Director of Liaison Lic. Elisa Urías Carlos and the Deputy Director of Educational Experiences, Mtro. Francisco Martínez Nieto for the arrangements for the assembly of this exhibition that will be available until Sunday, December 3 and can be visited from 9 in the morning to 5 in the afternoon.

This exhibition is about a timeline, which seeks to make HIV visible in various environments other than the medical one, and at the same time exhibits works that seek to illustrate living and coexisting with HIV. The Deputy Director of Epidemiology, Dr. Francisco Edgar Cervantes Duran, spoke of the importance of making visible how HIV is part of society and that joint cooperation that contributes to the impact on the prevention of HIV infection is of great importance.

For her part, Dr. Claudia Aide Rodríguez Trejo invited the population to learn about this work and remove stigmas, there are different things to learn and know to build and multiply efforts to achieve healthier, more equitable and stigma-free societies. That is why it is important to add, raise awareness and become informed.

Finally, Rodríguez Trejo mentioned that since 1988, December 1 is commemorated annually as World AIDS Day, chosen at the World Summit of Health Ministers on AIDS prevention programs. However, this year we will work under the motto: “Let the communities lead.” This date has the purpose of supporting people living with HIV and as a society to show respect, knowledge and support for the families and friends of people affected by this virus, which is why they are called upon to wear a red ribbon or dress in that color, as a symbol of the union in the fight against this disease. Remember that the diagnosis is carried out in health units for free, come in.