HIV Prevention and Control

It is a disease caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) that attacks the immune system (defense) of infected people and leaves it unprotected against any virus.
Sexual, Blood and Perinatal Way (Mother-Son).

The first case of AIDS in Mexico was diagnosed in 1983, although according to retrospective analyzes and other public health research techniques, the beginning of the HIV epidemic can be located in 1981.

With regard to the sexual prevention of HIV and STIs in Mexico, the annual broadcast of communication campaigns aimed at HIV prevention, and the use of condoms as a preventive measure, was maintained in recognition of the fact that sexual transmission is the main route of transmission of these infections, and that the entire Mexican population must have access to the minimum knowledge about the epidemic, and promotion of sexual health.

Through the actions of the different institutions of the health sector, the states, and the federal government, the purchase of supplies and prevention services increased.

In addition, a new model of care was created, which will make it possible to coordinate HIV and AIDS and STI prevention and care actions in the same space, under the name of Outpatient Centers for Prevention and Care of AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections (CAPASITS). .


Improve access and quality of comprehensive care by qualified personnel to all people with HIV and other STIs.

Strengthen the participation of civil society and people with HIV in prevention programs, as well as campaigns aimed at reducing stigma, discrimination and homophobia in key populations.

Strengthen the coordination, training, and mobilization of necessary resources in prenatal care services, to interrupt the perinatal transmission of HIV and syphilis.


In the 2012, it will be a consolidated Program that achieves a clear tendency to decrease the prevalence of HIV and STIs, with access to prevention services and the majority of the population with safe sexual practices; affected people have access to high-quality, sustainable, efficient integral care in environments free of stigma and discrimination; with multisectorial participation and civil society, under the rector of the Ministry of Health.

Official Mexican Standard for the Prevention and Control of Infection by Human Immunodeficiency Virus.

The purpose of NOM-010-SSA2-2010 is to update and standardize the principles and criteria for the operation of the components of the National Health System, with respect to the activities of prevention and control of infection by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus.

Official Mexican Standard for the Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections.

The NOM-039-SSA2-2000 treats differently the prevention and control of these infections for men and women, since these are more vulnerable due to biological, social, cultural and economic factors.

It establishes the obligation to carry out educational programs to guide and train STIs, mechanisms of transmission, diagnosis and treatment, both to medical personnel and the population in general.

There are other Official Mexican Standards that are complementary in terms of the Prevention, Care and Control of HIV and AIDS and STIs, such as:

  • Official Mexican Standard for the Care of Women during Pregnancy, Childbirth and Puerperio and of the Newborn (NOM-007-SSA2-1993).
  • Official Mexican Standard of the Clinical File (NOM-168-SSA2-1998).
  • Official Mexican Standard for Family Planning Services (Published in its updated version in the DOF the 21 of January of 2004) (NOM-005-SSA2-1993).
  • Official Mexican Standard for the Provision of health services. Criteria for Medical Care of Family Violence (NOM-190-SSA1-1999).
  • Responsibility.
  • Sensitivity.
  • Professionalism.
  • Spirit of Service.
  • Reduce stigma, discrimination and homophobia in the health services of Tamaulipas.
  • Extend coverage of HIV detection to vulnerable population.
  • Keep the information required by CENSIDA updated online.
  • Expand the promotion of the actions of the program that carries out for the prevention of HIV.
  • Install the municipal committees for HIV prevention.
  • Joint planning with civil organizations for HIV prevention actions.
Reduce the growth and effects of the HIV / AIDS epidemic and other STIs in the country, by strengthening the response and accumulated experience of all sectors, allowing access for all people, including key populations , to prevention and attention services, to increase their capacities in the self-care of sexual health.
  • Prevent the transmission of HIV and control the AIDS epidemic.
  • Prevent and control STIs.
  • Provide quality comprehensive care services to people with HIV.
  • Strengthen sexual health promotion actions.
  • Promote policies to reduce stigma, discrimination, human rights violations and homophobia in key populations.
  • Strengthen multisectoral, social and citizen participation in the formulation of HIV / AIDS policies.
Capasits Opening times Phone
Victoria Monday to Friday
8: 00 am to 3: 30 pm
01 (834) 1341499
Tampico Monday to Friday
8: 00 am to 3: 30 pm
01 (833) 2120040
Matamoros Monday to Friday
8: 00 am to 3: 30 pm
01 (868) 1490566
Reynosa Monday to Friday
8: 00 am to 3: 30 pm
01 (899) 9258250
Nuevo Laredo Monday to Friday
8: 00 am to 3: 30 pm
01 (867) 1151623
Jurisdiction VI Mantle Monday to Friday
8: 00 am to 3: 30 pm
01 (831) 2321296
Jurisdiction VII San Fernando Monday to Friday
8: 00 am to 3: 30 pm
01 (841) 8441660
Jurisdiction VII Jaumave Monday to Friday
8: 00 am to 3: 30 pm
01 (832) 3360129
Avenida Fco. I Madero No 414 Zona Centro
Tel: 01 (834) 3186300 ext 20633 and 20634

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