Diario de Cuyo and La Ventana reported on 27 August, during the National Congress of AIDS held in San Juan, that the Clinical Office at the Rawson Hospital, which holds consultations at night (from 8 pm to 12pm), is a model of good practice in the country.
Eight months ago, the Rawson Hospital, in San Juan province, established an office for exclusive attention to issues related to AIDS, dedicated to gays, transvestites and bisexuals. But to the surprise of the authorities, the space also attracts many women who cannot be seen at other times because they are working or embarrassed. Mainly because of this, the San Juan office, part of a programme that is also implemented in 4 other cities, was ranked as the most successful in the country. Sergio Maulen, VIH Advisor from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Argentina, explained that "the clinic not only attends FSW and the participation of women is very important because it works on the prevention. We believe that the case in San Juan is successful because of the National AIDS Program´s work and the support of the NGO.” Read in Spanish: Diario de Cuyo and La ventana (TV Program)