Despite the fact that COVID-19 has claimed the lives of thousands of people in Panama and the world, the other diseases have not stopped.
In the province of Colón, for the first half of 2020, at least 43 cases of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( HIV ) have been registered, of which 10 have been detected in pregnant women, 2 in newborn babies and a late case of a 4-year-old girl who was also found to have HIV.
This province reports more than 20 deaths from HIV.
has not been a disease that has hit our patients very hard. We have those who have had coronavirus
but they have done quite well, they have recovered, however we were able to report three deaths from coronavirus
, who were patients with HIV, explained Dr. Víctor Peñafiel, coordinator of the Ministry's retroviral clinic of health.
He added that in the province they count about 15 patients who have been reported with a diagnosis of COVID
In Panama there are more than 29,000 people reported with HIV / AIDS, of which 12,000 have HIV and 17,000 are in the AIDS stage. 61% of them have already died.