Tangerang District Banten Health Bureau said there were 522 people who tested positive for the disease Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) for the entire period January-November 2022.
Chief of the Disease Prevention and Control Division of the Tangerang District Health Bureau, Dr. Sumihar Sihaloho detailed, there were 372 people infected with HIV and another 150 with AIDS.
“There are from different areas of Tangerang regency and there are also case findings from outside Tangerang area,” Sumihar said as reported Between Friday (2/12/2022).
Of the 522 HIV/AIDS cases, 372 people were infected with HIV and another 150 people were infected with AIDS scattered in different areas of Tangerang regency.
As of 2021, there are 414 people living with HIV and 150 people with AIDS. Restrictions on community activities prevent HIV/AIDS case tracing from functioning properly.
Based on data from the Directorate General for Disease Prevention and Control (Ditjend P2P) of the Ministry of Health, there were 36,902 HIV cases in 2021. This number decreased from the previous year.
HIV cases in Indonesia have shown a downward trend over the past two years from a peak of over 50,000 cases (in 2019) as shown in the graph.
Similarly, AIDS cases also dropped to 5,750 cases in 2021 from a year earlier. AIDS cases reached a decade-long peak with 10,448 cases occurring in 2017.
HIV is a virus that infects white blood cells which causes a decrease in the immunity of the human body so that it can be easily infected with various other diseases. Meanwhile, AIDS is a collection of symptoms that arise due to decreased immunity caused by HIV infection.