KPAD: Preventing HIV by avoiding risky sexual behavior

Kudus (ANTARA) – Communities in Kudus Regency, Central Java are being reminded to avoid risky sexual behavior so that they are not easily infected with HIV/AIDS, said the secretary of the Kudus Regional AIDS Commission (KPAD ) Nur Hadi.

“HIV transmission, one of which is through semen. If sexual behavior outside marriage can be avoided, it is certainly not easy to become infected with HIV because there have been many cases of deviant sexual behavior so far,” he said after an HIV / AIDS seminar at Muria Kudus University, Friday.

Furthermore, to prevent transmission it can also be done by using protection or a condom.

HIV case results from January to December 2022 reached 144 cases. Most of it is precisely from deviant sexual behaviors between men and women with evidence from the youngest ages of male and female students.

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He estimated that the number of HIV/AIDS cases could still increase because HIV is like an iceberg phenomenon, so that what has been found so far is only the top of the mountain, not the inside.

For this, he said, a joint effort is needed to fight it because the problem of HIV/AIDS is a shared responsibility.

Efforts to prevent it, especially by increasing counseling, screening to find people with indications of HIV/AIDS, so when found cared for and maintained.

Then coordinate with the Ministry of Religion office for screening brides-to-be who must have a Puskesmas health certificate free of HIV, TB and HB prior to the wedding ceremony.

The Kudus KPAD is also manned by volunteers who are ready to assist in screening counseling as well as provide care to people living with HIV/AIDS (ODHA) who are in the treatment period.

“As long as he is disciplined in taking medicines and following the advice of the medical team, obviously his immune system will improve. In fact, within five years it can enter the category of undetectable viruses,” he said.

For those who have this condition, she said, they can get married and go through the assisted pregnancy program because the birth must be done by caesarean section and they can’t breastfeed because the HIV/AIDS virus can be passed on to the baby.*

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Reporter: Akhmad Nazaruddin
Publisher: Erafzon Saptiyulda AS
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