Tangerang – Although handling the COVID-19 pandemic is a top priority, the City Government or the Tangerang City Government is still taking preventive steps for the spread of other infectious diseases such as HIV / AIDS.
Quoted BantenHits.com from the tangerangkota.go.id page, in commemoration of World AIDS Day, the Tangerang City Government through the Tangerang City Office held an HIV Disease Early Detection which was carried out simultaneously at 73 health centers in 13 sub-districts, Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
Head of Health Service, dr. Liza Puspadewi, who was met when she was directly monitoring the detection at the Karawaci Baru Community Health Center, said that this activity involved the community of people living with HIV AIDS or PLWHA in Tangerang City, as well as pregnant women who aimed to carry out the detection as early as possible.
“This activity is carried out to detect people living with HIV as early as possible, so that they can be immediately treated and the death rate decreases,” he said at the Karawaci Baru Community Health Center, Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
One of the PLWHA, Bejo, said that there should be no more bad stigma about people with AIDS. However, it is support that is a moral increase for PLWHA. According to him, so far, the Tangerang City Government has been very good at facilitating PLWHA.
“We are very sad and very sad if there are still people who exclude us. We just need support to be able to continue working and creating, “he concluded.
In addition, although there are no PLWHA in the Gembor area, Periuk District, the Health Office through the local Puskesmas also continues to carry out early detection at the Gembor Puskesmas involving 20 pregnant women.
“Even though there are no people living with HIV / AIDS, we continue to try to do early detection so that no recurring cases emerge. Primarily, we detect potential people, such as pregnant women and people with tuberculosis, ”said the Head of Gembor Puskesmas, Andi Hidayat.
The Tangerang City Health Office also targets that in the next 10 years, there will be no more cases of mother-to-child transmission of HIV AIDS, through the HIV AIDS early detection program carried out to pregnant women. (Advertorial)