¿Qué es el Día Mundial del SIDA?

El Día Mundial del SIDA tiene lugar el 1 de diciembre de cada año. Es una oportunidad para que personas de todo el mundo se unan a la lucha contra el VIH, muestren su apoyo a las personas que viven con el VIH y conmemoren a quienes han muerto a causa de una enfermedad relacionada con el sida. Fundado en 1988, el Día Mundial del SIDA fue el primer día mundial de la salud.


¿Por qué es importante el Día Mundial del SIDA?


En todo el mundo, se estima que 38 millones de personas tienen el virus. A pesar de que el virus solo se identificó en 1984, más de 35 millones de personas han muerto a causa del VIH o enfermedades relacionadas con el SIDA, lo que la convierte en una de las pandemias más destructivas de la historia.
En la actualidad, se han logrado avances científicos en el tratamiento del VIH, existen leyes para proteger a las personas que viven con el VIH y entendemos mucho más sobre la afección.
El Día Mundial del SIDA es importante porque recuerda al público y al gobierno que el VIH no ha desaparecido; Sigue existiendo una necesidad vital de recaudar fondos, crear conciencia, luchar contra los prejuicios y mejorar la educación.


¿Qué puedo hacer en el Día Mundial del SIDA?


Hacerse la prueba
Hacerse la prueba es la única forma de saber si tiene VIH. Si vive con el VIH, comenzar el tratamiento temprano significa que puede vivir una vida plena, saludable y productiva. Las pruebas del VIH gratuitas y confidenciales están disponibles en las clínicas de salud sexual del NHS (también llamadas clínicas GUM), servicios de pruebas de caridad, muchas cirugías de médicos de cabecera, farmacias o en línea para realizar autopruebas en el hogar.

Recaudación de fondos


Hay muchas formas de recaudar fondos y estamos aquí para ayudarlo en cada paso del camino. Para más información por favor haga click aquí.

Pero, ¿qué pasa después del Día Mundial del SIDA?


El Día Mundial del SIDA puede ser una vez al año, pero aún puede apoyar a las personas que viven con el VIH durante todo el año. Regístrese en la lista de correo de National AIDS Trust para mantenerse al día con los nuevos desarrollos en VIH y aprender cómo puede participar como activista o voluntario.

What is World AIDS Day?

World AIDS Day takes place on 1 December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.


Why is World AIDS Day Important?


Globally, there are an estimated 38 million people who have the virus. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS related illnesses, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.
Today, scientific advances have been made in HIV treatment, there are laws to protect people living with HIV and we understand so much more about the condition.
World AIDS Day is important because it reminds the public and government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.


What can I do on World AIDS Day?


Get tested
Getting tested is the only way to find out if you have HIV. If you are living with HIV, starting treatment early means you can live a full, healthy and productive life. Free and confidential HIV tests are available from NHS sexual health clinics (also called GUM clinics), charity testing services, many GP surgeries, pharmacies or online for self-testing at home.


Fundraise


There are many ways to fundraise, and we’re here to help you every step of the way. For more information click here.


But what about after World AIDS Day?


World AIDS Day may be once a year, but you can still support people living with HIV all year round.

Sign up to National AIDS Trust’s mailing list to stay up-to-date with new developments in HIV, and learn how you can get involved as an activist or as a volunteer.

Programa de telemedicina

Los especialistas de clase mundial de UC San Diego Health ahora están a solo un clic de distancia a través del Punta Mita Hospital con Dr. Franco como Jefe de Emergencias y Coordinador de Telemedicina y el Programa de Telemedicina de UC San Diego Health. Ahora ofrecemos las siguientes consultas virtuales de segunda opinión en tiempo real para que usted y su familia puedan tomar las mejores decisiones posibles para su atención:

  • Tele-Medicina de pacientes en Emergencia (incluye a los especialistas en geriatría en el puesto número 13 en los EE. UU.) Dirigido por el Dr. James Killeen.
  • Tele-Medicina cardiovascular (n. ° 23 en los EE. UU.) Dirigida por Dr. Jia Shen
  • Tele-Medicina para pacientes con accidente cerebrovascular agudo (neurología y neurocirugía en el puesto número 26 en los EE. UU.) Dirigido por el Dr. Brett Meyer


UC San Diego Health es el hospital # 1 en San Diego según US News and World Report en 2021 y el # 7 Academic Medical Center en los Estados Unidos, de un total de 98, clasificado por Vizient en medidas de calidad y resultados clínicos. UC San Diego Health es también el Centro de Trauma de Nivel 1 más cercano a la frontera entre México y los Estados Unidos y la única Unidad de Quemados de la región y el Centro de Cáncer designado por el NCI. En caso de que un paciente requiera una evacuación médica a los EE. UU., Tenemos soporte de ambulancia aérea disponible las 24 horas, los 7 días de la semana para ayudarlo a facilitar el traslado de regreso a los EE. UU. O Canadá.

Unidos cuidamos de todo #puntamita

Teleheath program

UC San Diego Health world-class specialists are now only a click-away through the Punta Mita Hospital with Dr Franco as Chief of Emergency Medicine and Telemedicine Coordinator and UC San Diego Health Telehealth Program. We now offer the following virtual second opinion consults in real time so that you and your family can make the best decisions possible for your care:

  • Tele-Emergency Medicine (includes Geriatrics specialists ranked #13 in the US) led by Dr. James Killeen.
  • Tele-Acute Cardiovascular Medicine (#23 in the US) led by Dr. Jia Shen
  • Tele-Acute Stroke (Neurology & Nuerosurgery ranked #26 in the US) led by Dr. Brett Meyer

UC San Diego Health is the #1 ranked hospital in San Diego per US News and World Report in 2021 and the #7 Academic Medical Center in the United States, out of 98 total, ranked by Vizient on quality measures and clinical results. UC San Diego Health is also the closest Level 1 Trauma Center to the Mexico-US border and the region’s only Burn Unit and NCI designated Cancer Center. Should a patient require medical evacuation to the US, we have air ambulance support on call 24/7 to help facilitate a transfer back to the US or Canada.

Together we take care of #puntamita

Escaneo epigenético del cabello

La mayoría de nosotros vivimos muy por debajo de nuestra expresión genética óptima, lo que significa que no estamos alcanzando nuestro verdadero potencial.

La ciencia de la epigenética ha descubierto que hasta el 98% de nuestra expresión genética está influenciada por nuestro entorno; a través de factores casi completamente bajo nuestro control.

La verdad es que tenemos mucho más control de lo que jamás nos hicieron creer y, al recuperar el control, podemos cambiar nuestras vidas para mejor.

Los informes de Optimize se diseñan pensando en usted y se crean utilizando información de su propio campo de energía cuántica que es de gran relevancia para usted.

Los informes se enfocan en sus elecciones de alimentos y nutrición y brindan información clara para ayudarlo a implementar un régimen alimenticio que optimizará la expresión genética para el bienestar, el rendimiento deportivo, la belleza y el envejecimiento y el peso y la forma.

Su bulbo piloso contiene muchos secretos epigenéticos nutricionales y ambientales; te atreves a descubrirlos?
Se entiende ampliamente que ciertos problemas con el intestino o el tracto digestivo podrían ser la necesidad de ciertos nutrientes, como vitaminas, minerales, aminoácidos o antioxidantes. De igual consideración es la intolerancia alimentaria subyacente o una carga tóxica.

El informe epigenético también indica factores de estrés alimentarios subyacentes y alimentos que se deben evitar durante los próximos 30/60/90 días: estos pueden ser nuestros alimentos favoritos, que pueden estar causando interacciones subyacentes negativas que reducen la capacidad de nuestro sistema para quemar grasa o acelerar el proceso de envejecimiento. . También pueden drenar los niveles generales de energía del cuerpo, ya que nuestro sistema utiliza la energía creada a partir de los alimentos buenos para contrarrestar el impacto de los alimentos negativos. Esta reacción deja a nuestro sistema exigiendo aún más comida. Esto crea un círculo vicioso si está comiendo la comida incorrecta.

Programe una cita con nuestra nutricionista holística,

Dr. Mónica Serrano
Tel.: +52 329 688 0059
[email protected]

Epigenetic Hair Scan Test 

Most of us are living well below our optimum gene expression meaning that we are not achieving our true potential.
 
The science of epigenetics has discovered that up to 98% of our genetic expression is influenced by our environment; through factors almost completely under our control.
 
The truth is that we have much more control than we were ever led to believe and by taking back control we can change our lives for the better.
 
Optimize reports are designed with you in mind and created using information from your own quantum energy field that is of high relevance to you.
 
The reports focus on your food and nutrition choices and provide clear information to help you implement a food regime that will optimize gene expression for wellness, sports performance, beauty and aging and weight & shape. 
 
Your hair bulb contains a lot of nutritional and environmental epigenetic secrets; do you dare to discover them?
It is widely understood that certain issues with the Gut or digestive tract, could be that there is a need for certain nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, Amino Acids or anti-oxidants. Of equal consideration is underlying food intolerance or a toxic load.
 
The Epigenetic report also indicates Underlying food stressors and foods to avoid for the next 30 / 60 / 90 days: these may be our favourite foods, which may be causing negative underlying interactions that reduce our systems ability to burn fat or speed up the aging process. They can also drain the overall energy levels of the body as our system use energy created from the good foods in order to counter the impact of the negative foods. This reaction then leaves our system demanding even more food. This creates a vicious circle if you are eating the wrong food.
 
Schedule an appointment with our Holistic Nutritionist,

Dr. Mónica Serrano M.D.
+52 329 688 0059
[email protected]

COVID-19 TESTING PREPAREDNESS

Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit have been working diligently with local authorities and health facilities to ensure the safety and wellness of its visitors. In addition to implementing extensive wellness and safety protocols, both destinations are fully prepared to assist all travelers who require COVID-19 testing prior to their departure.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

WHAT?


• As of January 7, 2021, all air travelers flying to Canada, regardless of citizenship, must present a negative COVID-19 viral test result administered within three days (72 hours) before departure. The test must be performed using either a molecular polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP).
• As of January 26, 2021, all air travelers arriving in the United States will be required to present a negative COVID-19 viral test result administered within three days (72 hours) before departure. The test must be a viral detection test for current infection (i.e. a molecular polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, nucleic acid amplification (NAAT) test or viral antigen test) approved or authorized by a relevant national authority for the detection of SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19 viral test results may be presented to the airline in either paper or electronic form.
• If test results are not presented, passengers will be automatically denied boarding.

WHO?


• For Canada, all travelers ages five and above are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result.
• For the United States, all travelers age two and above are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result.

WHERE?


To schedule your covid test click on the following link

https://www.puntamitahospital.com/covid-test/


We offer you test in Punta Mita Hospital, Sayulita Health, and house call service

Fully vaccinated U.S. citizens can enter Canada Aug. 9, other travellers Sept. 7

The federal government announced today it plans to let fully vaccinated tourists visit Canada again soon.

Ottawa now says that — starting Aug. 9 at 12:01 a.m. ET. — fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents living in that country will be able to visit Canada without having to quarantine for two weeks.

The government said it plans to allow fully vaccinated travellers from all other countries to enter Canada on Sept. 7.

A government official speaking on background to journalists today said that, as of Aug. 9,  children under 12 — who aren’t yet approved to receive a vaccine — will be exempt from the quarantine requirement after entering Canada and can move around with their parents if they follow public health measures.

The official said those children should avoid group settings such as school, camps and daycares — especially indoor ones.

How that restriction applies to tourist destinations remains unclear.

The key here is for parents or any travellers coming to Canada to understand what are the requirements and plan accordingly, said the official.

It is possible that they are attending tourist locations or activities — as long as things are outdoors, I think the risks are limited.

Proof of vaccination

Foreign visitors would also have to follow provincial and territorial public health measures.

Adults entering will need to present proof (in either English or French) that they’ve received a complete round of one of the vaccines approved for use in Canada. That means two doses of either the Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca products, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, at least 14 days before arriving.

All travellers must use the government’s ArriveCAN portal to submit their information. If they meet the government’s criteria, they will not have to quarantine upon arrival in Canada.

Travellers will still need to get a COVID-19 molecular test result before they arrive in Canada.

However, the government announced today that it plans to launch a new surveillance program at airports and land border crossings starting Aug. 9. Fully vaccinated travellers will not need a post-arrival test unless they have been randomly selected to complete a COVID-19 molecular test.

Canadá abre sus fronteras en agosto para los estadounidenses y en septiembre a todos

El gobierno de Canadá anunció este lunes que las fronteras del país serán reabiertas a los estadounidenses totalmente vacunados a partir del 9 de agosto para los viajes no esenciales, y a partir del 7 de septiembre a todos los viajeros del mundo que estén completamente vacunados.

El gobierno de Estados Unidos aún no ha tomado una decisión sobre el levantamiento de las restricciones a los canadienses que deseen viajar a Estados Unidos por motivos personales.

Los estadounidenses que recibieron las dos dosis contra el Covid-19 tendrán que presentar una prueba oficial de vacunación antes de poder cruzar la frontera. Las vacunas autorizadas en Canadá serán las únicas aceptadas por los funcionarios de las fronteras canadienses.

Las vacunas autorizadas en Canadá son las manufacturadas por las farmacéuticas Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Moderna y Pfizer-BioNTech.

Los residentes totalmente vacunados de las islas de San Pedro y Miquelón, un territorio francés cercano a Terranova, también podrán entrar a territorio canadiense a partir del 9 de agosto sin necesidad de tener que cumplir una cuarentena.

Si la situación epidemiológica continúa siendo favorable, Ottawa abrirá las fronteras a partir del 7 de septiembre a todos los viajeros del mundo que hayan sido totalmente vacunados.

Si la situación epidemiológica evoluciona de forma desfavorable, estaremos preparados para modificar los procedimientos de entrada a Canadá.

Bill Blair, ministro canadiense de Seguridad Pública.

¿Tu prueba Antígeno COVID-19 dio resultado POSITIVO?

¿Tu prueba Antígeno COVID-19 dio resultado POSITIVO?


Con una prueba de antígeno de resultado POSITIVA se recomienda realizar una Prueba confirmatoria de PCR.

La prueba de PCR requerirá otro hisopado.

Los resultados estarán listos vía correo electrónico dentro de las 12-24 horas.

La prueba tiene un costo adicional.

Mientras esperas tus resultados, recomendamos lo siguiente:


1) Cuarentena hasta que los resultados de PCR lleguen a tu correo.
2) Si la prueba PCR es negativa y no tienes síntomas, continúa con tu actividad normal sin cuarentena.
3) Si la prueba PCR dio resultado positivo:
●Realiza cuarentena por lo menos 14 días.
●Si cuentas con síntomas, solicita una evaluación médica.
●Es recomendable notificar a las personas con las que has estado en contacto cercano en los últimos días. Tendrá que someterse a pruebas para asegurarse de evitar la propagación del virus.

Información útil


¿Puede mi resultado ser falso positivo?
SI. La prueba de Antígeno tiene un valor predictivo positivo del 90% (SENSIBILIDAD) y un valor predictivo Negativo del 98,9% (ESPECIFICIDAD).


¿Puedo estar infectado y que la prueba de antígeno no detecte la infección?
SI. La prueba de antígeno es más precisa cuando tienes síntomas. Las muestras recolectadas después de haber tenido síntomas durante más de cinco días pueden tener más probabilidades de ser negativas. Por lo tanto, la prueba de PCR siempre es más precisa.


SI TIENES ALGÚN SÍNTOMA DE COVID 19 RECOMENDAMOS REALICES LA PRUEBA PCR Y SOLICITAR EVALUACIÓN MÉDICA.

Is your COVID-19 Antigen test result POSITIVE?

Is your COVID-19 Antigen Test result POSITIVE?
With a POSITIVE Rapid Antigen test result we need to perform a more accurate confirmatory Covid 19 PCR test.
The PCR test will require another nasal swab and will need to be analyzed in the lab. Your results will be ready within 12-24 hours. There is an additional cost for this test.
While awaiting your results we advise the following:
1) Self quarantine until the PCR test results is reported.
2) If the PCR test is negative and you have no symptoms, you may resume normal activity without quarantine.
3) If the PCR test is positive:
●Please self quarantine for at least 14 days.
●If you have suspicious symptoms, you will need medical evaluation.
●It is advisable to notify people you have been in close contact with in the past few days. They will need to be tested to make sure we contain the spread of the virus.
Fact Sheet for patients
Can I have a false positive test?
YES.The Rapid Antigen Test when Positive predictive value of 90%.(SENSITIVITY) and a Negative predictive value of 98.9% (SPECIFICITY).
Can I be infected and the rapid test does not pick up the infection?
YES. The Rapid antigen test is most accurate when you have symptoms. Specimens collected after you have had symptoms for more than five days may be more likely to be negative compared to the PCR test.Therefore the PCR test is always more accurate.
IF YOU HAVE ANY COVID 19 SYMPTOMS WE RECOMMEND GETTING THE PCR TEST AND SEEKING ADVICE FROM A HEALTH PROVIDER.

U.S. airlines announce early winter flights to Riviera Nayarit

  • In response to the growing demand from U.S. travelers, airlines have begun to operate routes usually only active in the winter.

U.S. airlines have begun to operate flights to the Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit region on traditionally winter routes. Such is the case of Alaska Airlines and Delta Airlines and their flights from Portland, Seattle, and Salt Lake City.

According to Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) data, although air traffic generally decreases in May (before the summer season), this is an atypical situation, given that there has been an increase in the number of flights compared to last month. The operator of the Puerto Vallarta International Airport, “Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz” (PVR), reported that 14 airlines would be flying to the region, with an average of 47 flights per day, for a total of 1,474 flights during the month.

This development is a possible consequence of a recent announcement by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that U.S. citizens who have already received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine will be able to resume traveling. To date, more than 53% of the neighboring country’s population has already received at least one dose, a percentage second only to Israel and the United Kingdom.

“The United States is well ahead in its vaccination process, so we’re now seeing some airlines starting to operate routes that are usually active only in the winter,” said Marc Murphy, managing director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).

As of May, United and Alaska continue to be the airlines with the most flights to this region, with an average of 28 and 64 a week, respectively. Aeromexico and Aerolitoral maintain their supremacy in the domestic market, with an average of 44 flights per week.

New flight from Ciudad Juárez

Viva Aerobus began operating the Ciudad Juarez-PVR/Riviera Nayarit route on Sunday, May 2, with two frequencies per week (Thursdays and Sundays). It will be a non-stop flight with a duration of 2 hours and 10 minutes. Previously, those traveling to this destination from Ciudad Juarez had to make a stopover in Guadalajara, Monterrey, or Mexico City, which took up to a full day.

Booming recovery

Overall airline activity has had ups and downs since commercial airlines resumed service in June of last year, following the end of the first phase of the health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. At that time, only 11 airlines resumed flights to the region. Since then, the Riviera Nayarit has gradually increased its occupancy.

We must reiterate that the health and safety conditions for tourists are guaranteed. Both the airport and the airlines follow protocols and sanitary measures endorsed by state, national and international authorities to prevent possible COVID-19 infections.

The following is the flight schedule for the second week of May 2021:

The Riviera Nayarit is a safe destination. Our hotels, restaurants, and tourist establishments follow all the health protocols established by the Federal Government’s Ministry of Health and operate at the allowed capacities. Access to the beaches is limited. Be a responsible tourist: wear your mask and keep your distance.

We’re ready!

The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) work tirelessly to jointly promote the region with the support of the Government of the State of Nayarit through its Tourism Promotion Trust (Fiprotur).

ORIGINAL POST FROM RIVIERA NAYARIT

UPDATE: Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States

If you plan to travel internationally, you will need to get tested no more than 3 days before you travel by air into the United States (US) and show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight, or be prepared to show documentation of recovery (proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel).

Example:


BEFORE :

(72 hours) test appointment 15 MARCH, 8 am

it will useful until 18 MARCH 8 am

NOW:

(3 days) test appointment 15 MARCH, 8 am

it will useful until 17 MARCH 23.59 pm

Schedule your appointment: https://puntamitahospital.com/covid-19-assessment-2/
for further information visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

Dr.David Kulber, Cirujano plástico y cirugía reconstructiva

El Dr.David Kulber, FACS, está certificado por la junta en cirugía plástica y de manos. Como miembro desde hace mucho tiempo de Cedars-Sinai Medical Group, su práctica cubre el espectro completo de cirugía plástica, reconstructiva, de manos y estética. Después de graduarse de UC Berkeley con un título en historia médica y europea, obtuvo su título médico de la Universidad de Ciencias de la Salud / Escuela de Medicina de Chicago. 

Completó su pasantía, residencia y beca en Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Hospital for Special Surgery en Nueva York y Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Es director del Centro de Cirugía Plástica del Centro Médico Cedars-Sinai, miembro del Centro Ortopédico Cedars-Sinai y profesor de cirugía plástica en la Escuela de Medicina Keck de la Universidad del Sur de California.

El Dr. Kulber es diplomado de la Junta Estadounidense de Cirugía, la Junta Estadounidense de Cirugía Plástica, la Asociación Estadounidense de Cirujanos Plásticos y la Sociedad Estadounidense de Cirugía de la Mano.

Ha sido nombrado examinador de la junta de la Junta Estadounidense de Cirugía Plástica, vicepresidente de la Fundación de Trasplante Musculoesquelético (MTF) y miembro de la junta de revisión de subvenciones de los Institutos Nacionales de Salud (NIH). A través de su compromiso con la investigación, el Dr. Kulber ha participado en innumerables estudios que involucran la regeneración de huesos y tejidos blandos a base de células madre, enfoques quirúrgicos innovadores para la artritis en la mano, mejoras estructurales en la reconstrucción mamaria y el uso de plasma para ayudar a curar las articulaciones.

Ha recibido casi dos docenas de becas de investigación, ha publicado más de 115 artículos y resúmenes y ha presentado sus hallazgos a nivel nacional e internacional.

Ha aparecido en media docena de programas de televisión como experto en la materia. En asociación con Mending Kids International y ahora Ohana One, el Dr. Kulber ha llevado a cabo numerosas misiones médicas en África para ayudar a los niños que de otra manera no recibirían la atención médica que necesitan y capacitar a los cirujanos locales en técnicas quirúrgicas de vanguardia. 

Ahora disponible en Punta Mita Hospital.

Programe su consulta con el Dr. Kulber antes de su viaje a Punta Mita.

+52 329 688 0059

[email protected]

David A. Kulber, MD, FACS Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

David Kulber, MD, FACS, is board certified in both hand and plastic surgery. As a longtime member of Cedars-Sinai Medical Group, his practice covers the full spectrum of plastic, reconstructive, hand and aesthetic surgery. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in european and medical history, he pursued his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School.

He completed his internship, residency and fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

He is the director of the Plastic Surgery Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a member of the Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedic Center, and a professor of plastic surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Dr. Kulber is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Association of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He has been appointed a board examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Vice President for the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF), and a grant review board member for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Through his commitment to research Dr. Kulber has been involved in countless studies involving stem cell-based bone and soft tissue regeneration, innovative surgical approaches to arthritis in the hand, structural improvements in breast reconstruction and the use of plasma to help heal joints. He has been awarded nearly two dozen research grants, published more than 115 papers and abstracts, and presented his findings nationally and internationally. He has appeared on half a dozen television shows as a subject matter expert.

In association with Mending Kids International and now Ohana One Dr. Kulber has undertaken numerous medical missions to Africa to help children who otherwise would not get the medical care they need and train local surgeons in cutting edge surgical techniques.

Now available at Punta Mita Hospital.

Schedule your consultation with Dr. Kulber prior to your trip to Punta Mita.

+52 329 688 0059

[email protected]

Announced for Mexico this week regarding the vaccine.

Dear Friends,

Good news has been announced for Mexico this week regarding the vaccine.

Punta Mita Hospital is actively waiting for the laboratory companies to finish their gubernamental preorders contracts.

We are waiting for the different companies to complete the necessary procedures at the international level and in Mexico for the import options and approvals for domestic levels

Punta Mita Hospital is in communication with the Ministey of Health to become a hub for the vaccine federal campaign, we have offer to the Ministery our infrastructure, since we have a refrigerator (-80’C) for any vaccine that needs it.
We are also making our specialized doctors available to provide support to our area if necessary for the vaccination and contingency campaign.

We will be sharing more information through our social media channels, and those of Punta Mita Club.

We wish you a nice weekend

Cheers

Buenas noticias para México con respecto a la vacuna.

Estimados Amigos,

Esta semana se han anunciado buenas noticias para México con respecto a la vacuna.

Punta Mita Hospital está a la espera activa de que las empresas de laboratorio finalicen sus contratos de pre-ordenes gubernamentales.

Estamos en espera de que las diferentes empresas finalicen los trámites necesarios a nivel internacional y en México para las opciones de importación y aprobaciones a nivel local.

Punta Mita Hospital está en comunicación con la Secretaría de Salud para convertirse en un hub de la campaña federal de vacunas y ofrecerles nuestra infraestructura ya que contamos con un refrigerador (-80’C) para cualquier vacuna que lo necesite.
También estamos poniendo a su disposición a nuestros médicos especializados para brindar soporte a nuestra área si es necesario para la campaña de vacunación y contingencia.

Estaremos compartiendo más información a través de nuestros canales de redes sociales, y los de Punta Mita Club.

Les deseamos un lindo fin de semana

Saludos

Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States

If you plan to travel internationally, get tested before you travel by air into the United States (US), or be prepared to show proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel.

On January 12, 2021, CDC issued an Order requiring all air passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country to get tested no more than 3 days before their flight departs and to present the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight. This Order will go into effect at 12:01am EST (5:01am GMT) on January 26, 2021.

When it goes into effect, this Order will replace a  previous order currently in effect and signed by the CDC Director on December 25, 2020, requiring a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result for all airline passengers arriving into the United States from the United Kingdom.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this requirement apply to US citizens?

This Order applies to all air passengers, 2 years of age or older, traveling into the US, including US citizens and legal permanent residents.

Are foreign nationals no longer subject to Presidential Proclamation travel restrictions if they can show a negative test or documentation of recovery?

The CDC order does not replace the Presidential proclamations. Therefore, a negative test result for COVID-19 or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight does not exempt a foreign national from the travel restrictions outlined in the Presidential proclamations.

With specific exceptions, several Presidential proclamations suspend and limit entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, all aliens who were physically present within specific countries during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States.

For a full list of countries and links to the proclamations on the White House website, visit Travelers Prohibited from Entry to the United States.

Are territories or possessions of the US considered foreign countries for the purposes of this Order?

No, the Order to present a documentation of a negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19 does not apply to air passengers flying from a US territory or possession to a US state.

US territories and possessions of the US include American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

When do I need to get a test to travel to the US? And what kind of test do I need?

Get tested no more than 3 days before your flight to the US departs. Make sure to be tested with a viral test (NAAT or antigen test) to determine if you are currently infected with COVID-19. Also make sure that you receive your results before your flight departs and have documentation of your results to show the airline.

What if I recently recovered from COVID-19?

CDC does not recommend getting tested again in the three months after a positive viral test, as long as you do not have symptoms of COVID-19. If you have had a positive viral test in the past 3 months, and you have met the criteria to end isolation, you may travel instead with documentation of your positive viral test results and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official that states you have been cleared for travel. The positive test result and letter together are referred to as “documentation of recovery.”

Who is checking to make sure that people have a negative test or documentation of recovery before they board a plane to the US?

The airline will confirm a COVID-19 negative test result or documentation of recovery for all passengers before boarding.

What happens if I don’t take a test and want to travel to the US?

Air passengers traveling to the US are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery. Airlines must confirm the negative test result or documentation of recovery for all passengers before boarding. If a passenger chooses not to present a test result or documentation of recovery, the airline must deny boarding to the passenger.

What happens if I test positive?

People should self-isolate and delay their travel if symptoms develop or a pre-departure test result is positive until they have recovered from COVID-19. Airlines must refuse to board anyone who does not present a negative test result for COVID-19 or documentation of recovery.

What is a verifiable test result?

A verifiable test result must be in the form of written documentation (paper or electronic copy) of a laboratory test result. Testing must be performed using a viral test (NAAT or antigen), and negative results must be presented to the airline prior to boarding. The test result documentation must include information that identifies the person, a specimen collection date and the type of test. A negative test result must show test was done within the 3 days before the flight. A positive test result must show the test was done within the 3 months before the flight.

What kind of documentation of my test result do I need to present?

CDC requires that air passengers arriving in the US have a paper or electronic copy of their test result for review by the airline before you board and for potential review by public health officials after you arrive in the US.

If I tested negative before my flight, do I need to get another test when I get to the US?

CDC recommends that travelers get tested 3-5 days after travel AND stay home or otherwise self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Even if you test negative, stay home for the full 7 days. If you don’t get tested, it’s safest to stay home for 10 days. Always follow state and local recommendations or requirements related to travel.

All travelers (including those who have recovered from COVID-19) should remember to wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet apart from people who are not in your household, and wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after blowing their nose, coughing, or sneezing and before eating. Travelers should look for symptoms of COVID-19, and take your temperature if you feel sick. Anyone sick with symptoms of COVID-19 should self-isolate and delay further travel.

For more information, visit After You Travel Internationally

Do I need to get a test before leaving the US?

CDC recommends that you get tested with a viral test (NAAT or antigen) 1-3 days before you travel internationally. Travelers should additionally follow any requirements at their destination.

When does this order take effect?

This Order will go into effect on January 26, 2021.

Does this order apply to all flights?  Or just commercial flights?

This order applies to all flights, including private flights and general aviation aircraft (charter flights). Passengers traveling by air into the US are required to have proof of testing regardless of flight type.

Does the testing requirement apply to aircraft crew members?

Crew members on official duty, whether working or in an assigned deadhead status (transportation of a flight crew member as a passenger or non-operating flight crew member), are exempt from the testing requirement as long as they follow industry standard protocols for the prevention of COVID-19 as set forth in relevant Safety Alerts for Operators (SAFOs) issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

If I have one or more connecting flights to the US, does the 3-day period apply to the first flight or the last one?

If you are arriving on a direct flight to the US, your test must be done within the 3 days before your flight to the US departs. If you are arriving to the US via one or more connecting flights, your test must be done in the 3 days before the first flight in your itinerary, but only if the connecting flights were booked as a single passenger record with a final destination in the US and each connection (layover) is no longer than 24 hours long. If your connecting flight to the US was booked separately or a connection in your itinerary lasts longer than 24 hours, you will need to get tested within the 3 days before your flight that arrives in the US.

What happens if my flight is delayed and it goes over the 3-day limit for testing?

If your flight is delayed before departure, you will need to get re-tested if the delay causes your test to fall outside of the 3-day pre-departure testing period requirement.

If I am connecting through the US to another country, do I still need to get tested?

Yes.  Any flight entering the US, even for a connection, will require testing before departure.

What should airlines and operators of private flights or general aviation aircraft do with passenger attestations?

Operators of private flights and general aviation aircraft must maintain passenger attestations for two years, per the Order.

Do airlines and operators of private flights or general aviation aircraft need to keep copies of passenger test results?

No, passengers must show a copy of their test results to airline employees or the aircraft operator before boarding, but the airline or aircraft operator does not need to retain copies of test results.

What if I have had a COVID-19 vaccine?  Do I still need a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19?

Yes, all air passengers traveling to the US, regardless of vaccination status, are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery.

Content source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Division of Viral Diseases