Government of Sergipe

Government of Sergipe
Government of Sergipe

The State Department of Health (SES), through Health Epidemiological Surveillance, carried out preventive actions during the Sergipe Summer, in Pirambu, which takes place from the 2nd to the 4th of February. Pirambuese and tourists who were there to enjoy the attractions with lots of music, received female and male condoms, as well as guidance on the importance of preventing sexually transmitted diseases, as well as information about Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP).

Reveler Rose Lima, originally from São Paulo, has lived in Pirambu for six years, and was excited to enjoy the party. “It’s a delightful event to participate in, lots of excitement. And even more so, upon arriving here, I come across this iconic Camisildo car that caught my attention, both in terms of aesthetics and the information it provides us. I thought the initiative from health professionals was really cool, we have to stay connected even when it comes to our sex life,” she said.

A visitor from the municipality of Santo Amaro, Cláudia Santana, reported that she enjoyed seeing teams distributing condoms and providing information about STIs. “It’s the first time I’ve been to an event that has so many educational activities and is easily accessible to the population. They arrive, talk to us, give us condoms, this hand-to-hand action is too important to facilitate our understanding. I was even able to get to know PEP, which before I didn’t know exactly what it was”, she highlighted.

According to the doctor and technical reference for the IST/Aids Program, Almir Santana, it is of fundamental importance to be at these events where there is a larger crowd, in order to facilitate the dissemination of information and distribution of condoms to prevent these infections. “When the population has access to educational campaigns, it is possible to learn about the risks of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Knowing the risks makes it easier to adhere to prevention”, explained the doctor.

Use of PEP

Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) is the use of antiretroviral medications by people after having had possible contact with the HIV virus in situations such as, for example, sexual violence, unprotected sexual intercourse (without the use of a condom or when the condom breaks). ), occupational accident (with sharp instruments or in direct contact with biological material).

To work, PEP must be started soon after risk exposure, within 72 hours, but ideally within the first two hours. The person exposed to the risk must take the rapid test and, if the result is non-reactive, start prophylaxis with medication for 28 days. After completing 30 days, the person exposed to risk will repeat the rapid tests. The exams must be repeated after 60 and 90 days.

Other health services

In addition to preventive actions, revelers counted on the assistance of the Mobile Emergency Care Service (Samu 192 Sergipe), present every day of Summer Sergipe, to deal with any incidents during the event.

The party also included State Health Surveillance, which promoted prevention work through inspections and guidance on food storage and marketing for establishments present at the event.

Summer Sergipe

Verão Sergipe is organized by the Government of Sergipe, through the Aperipê Culture and Art Foundation (Funcap), in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, with sponsorship from Banese and Energisa, and has support from the city halls of Itaporanga d’Ajuda, Pacatuba, Canindé de São Francisco and Pirambu and Deso.

The article is in Portuguese

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