World AIDS Day Commemoration, KPA Bekasi District Educating Residents in Taman Sehati

World AIDS Day Commemoration, KPA Bekasi District Educating Residents in Taman Sehati


December 4, 2022 –

Posted by: Dikominfosantik Press Office –

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Bekasi District AIDS Commission (KPA) Secretariat Chief, Ade Barwono.

EASTERN CIKARANG – Bekasi District AIDS Commission (KPA) held a commemoration of World AIDS Day in 2022 with all HIV/AIDS activists, starting from youth cadres, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and by representatives of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) who have undergone treatment.

This activity took place at Sehati Park, Wibawa Mukti Stadium, Sertajaya Village, East Cikarang on Sunday (04/11/2022).

Bekasi District AIDS Commission (KPA) Secretariat Head Ade Barwono explained that this year’s commemoration of World AIDS Day was filled with raising awareness and educating residents of Taman Sehati about the HIV/AIDS, both on prevention and ways to deal with it.

According to him, this information needs to be passed on because not all people in Bekasi Regency understand HIV/AIDS.

“During the previous discussion there was also a question and answer with the community regarding the characteristics of HIV/AIDS, whether or not it can be treated and, if necessary, where to go for medication,” he said.

Ade admitted that KPA already has 38 HIV testing services and 4 community care and treatment services (PDPs) that are provided free of charge.

“The first was at Cibitung hospital, then at Cibarusah, Tarumajaya and Mekarmukti health centres. We hope this service will bring PLWHA friends closer to accessing drug services,” he said.

The KPA together with the activists of this event also handed out red ribbons to residents who visited Taman Sehati as a form of deep concern for HIV/AIDS.

“The red ribbon is a symbol of affection, a symbol of care, a symbol of awareness of all existing problems, it comes directly from our hearts, so the ribbon symbolizes that we care about HIV/AIDS prevention,” she explained .

Ade also explained that HIV/AIDS education is very important for the community in order to avoid discriminatory attitudes towards HIV positive people.

“The point is that we must first know the complete and correct information about HIV. If we already understand how it is transmitted, then automatically the community will not stay away, the community will protect, welcome and support PLHIV,” he explained.

Reporter: Fajar CQA

Publisher: Yus Ismail

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