Nice: discover this health center at the heart of the fight against monkeypox


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This sexual health center, which has just opened an extension for LGBT+ people, has to deal with the development of monkeypox in the Alpes-Maritimes this summer.

Despite its glitzy logos, CeGIDD’s facade on Avenue Baquis, just minutes from Place Masséna, would go almost unnoticed. Thanks to the support of the faculty council, a “Free Center for Information, Screening and Diagnosis” has been able to open its doors for six years. “to populations that ignore each other”like the most precarious, migrants or even sex workers.

Expect them from preventionof Care and discussion groups. Gays, bisexuals, lesbians and trans people can feel particularly safe here, as the employees are used to providing empathetic and non-judgmental care. Which is not the case for LGBT people in all hospitals…

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Photo: Nice Press

Complete patient anonymity can even be guaranteed. The vital card is also not required. Just before summer, a Partnership between the LGBTQIA+ Côte d’Azur Center and the department has made it possible to extend reception hours in the evening.

A twenty people, including six part-time doctors, work at the center all week. A solid team that has been in greater demand than ever since the start of the season. At the end of May, the Directorate-General for Health issued the warning early spread of monkeypox. A virus monkey pox which currently mainly affects men who have sex with men (MSM).

The CeGIDD in the heart of the city is at the forefront. “Especially when the CHU is saturated with Covid-19” Highlights Thursday, July 21st Brice Tregan Doctor and Manager at the Centre. “Right now we’re getting two cases a day, but it’s destined to grow. We really have an understatement and an underestimate of these cases. »

According to the latest numbers “which increase enormously”06, 80 infections were confirmed. Not to mention the 97 contact cases as of July 12. Nice is there “State of alarm. »

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Patients can be isolated and then examined in special rooms on Avenue Baquis. – Photo: Nice Press

That Patients can be isolated and then screened Avenue Baquis, in special rooms. That vaccination has even been offered there since July 19th. But so far all slots are booked over two weeks and the cans are running out. Vaccination is not fast enoughand without supplies, we’ll soon have trouble handling the cases Contact “ warns the doctor.

The Nice branch fulfills its full role in providing information. On Wednesday, a hundred Maralpins called to find out about the symptoms of this virus – fever, lymph nodes, pimples… – and about the treatment. the Monkeypox is not usually deadly, but can lead to eating disorders, especially in infected people, which is not insignificant in hot periods. It also causes severe pain.

An evil that can be caught “Mostly through close skin contact. During sex, but also simply by sharing bedding or large droplets during longer discussions in closed places, such as. a bar. » For this reason, the population, which is not really concerned at the moment, “could be.”

The CeGIDD is also an essential link in the fight against HIV. Another epidemic that has clearly declined in our country since 2016, even if the Covid crisis has shaken things up.


Management related to monkeypox

The center can be reached at 04.89.04.55.60

the screening can be done during the consultations during the week below 8 Avenue Baquis in Nice:

• Monday: 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (non-stop)

• Tuesday: 10:00 to 12:00 – 14:00 to 17:00

• Wednesday: 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (continuous)

• Thursday: 9 am – 12 pm – 1 pm – 7 pm

• Friday: 9am to 9pm

That vaccination is offered by appointment at the CeGIDD in Nice via its Doctolib link (screening/other)

other hours

Note that the antennas in Antibes and Cannes are not yet authorized to vaccinate.

CeGIDD—Antibes
Address: 2067, Chemin de Saint-Claude, Proxima Building B, 3rd floor
06600 Antibes

Opening times for the public:
Tuesday: 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (continuous)

CeGIDD—Menton
Address: Menton Center – Department House
4, rue Victor Hugo
06500 Menton

Opening times for the public:
Monday: 12.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. (non-stop)

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