Women Rio Negro make free screening of the HPV virus detection

6 by April of 2017 - FAS initiative conducts examinations to residents of four communities of RDS Rio Negro

Activity was held in Rio Negro RDS communities (Photo: Lola Mendes)

A campaign conducted preventive examinations and health care for women living Sustainable Development Reserve (Reserve) Rio Negro, which comprises the region of the municipalities of Iranduba and Manacapuru (100km of Manaus). The action benefited residents of four reserve communities, through an initiative of the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS), with support from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and the Open University of the Third Age (CAUSED), University of the State of Amazonas (UEA).

When all, received care during this week 40 women with active sex life, aged 17 until 64 years, the communities of St. Helena English, Sarac, Carão, Tumbira and Terra Preta. At this stage of action, the results were delivered out of Pap tests collected in December Last year. The test detects inflammation, infections and changes caused by HPV, as cervical cancer Utero.

“The Pap smear allows the earliest possible diagnosis of diseases that need urgent treatment. Often these women spend years without taking causing serious consequences such as colon cancer Utero, and this in a region of little assistance”, explains the coordinator of Project Early Childhood riverfront (PIR), Familly Amud.

With the return of exams, patients with a satisfactory clinical and minor revenue received indicating the most appropriate medical treatment. As for the patients with clinical situation that presented the most serious changes were directed to the gynecologist.

“For a riverside community work is essential to women's health as a priority. The examination should be done at least once a year, especially in a state like our state, that is at the top of the incidence rates of cervical cancer of uterus”, emphasizes Rhamilly.

The activities were made possible by a partnership between FAS, UnATI and UFRGS, with Bradesco support.