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BY. Arief Joe

Semarang, Central Java - Indonesia: Ranking the cumulative cases of HIV / AIDS, Semarang regency of Central Java in 2010, fell to number four in 2009 compared with the year ranked at number three. While down the rankings, up Month in June 2009 has increased by seven cases of HIV / AIDS so that cumulatively the 144 new cases. This was revealed in a ceremony for members of refreshment AIDS AIDS Commission (KPA) of Semarang Regency in Community Development Building Complex Regional Secretariat Office in Semarang on Friday (2/4) afternoon.

Present on the occasion of Semarang District KPA members and NGOs concerned with HIV / AIDS.
KPA Chief Executive Semarang District Ir H Warnadi MM explained the core of the HIV / AIDS is prevention. Therefore, the necessary cooperation of all parties involved to support the dissemination of preventive measures of this deadly disease.

According to him, especially for preventive measures among high-risk non-essential. For those who are, among others, comprised of housewives and children not directly associated with negative measures such as free sex, but could feel the consequences. "Necessary emphasis on mapping the location of the target prevention activities to prevent them from risks of HIV / AIDS," he asserted.

Meanwhile, KPA Daily Secretary Henry Aminoto explain his side continues to take action to prevent the spread of HIV / AIDS. Among the condom outlets established in three places namely at high risk of spreading Bandungan, Base ex truck Tegal Panas and Gembol Bawen . But it was not fully utilized.

The overall number of HIV / AIDS spread in Semarang District 19 of the existing. So now there are no more districts, which is free from HIV / AIDS.
"Age of patients are in the productive age group between 19-30 years. Among the high risk group of HIV-AIDS is the transvestite community, Female Sex Workers (WPS) and injecting drug users, "explained Henry.

Working together with NGOs concerned with HIV / AIDS, the KPA has been able to reach 50 percent of injecting drug users, 70 percent of WPS, 75 percent active transvestites, 50 percent gay, 20 percent of high risk groups and high risk groups of ten percent in the company.
While the number of clinics Voluntary Consulting and Testing (VCT) of HIV / AIDS in new Semarang Regency in Ungaran three types ie, Ambarawa and carbonated. Though the clinic is very strategic and spearheading the early detection of the spread of HIV / AIDS. "The number of VCT clinics are only three compared with a total population of around 950 thousand people is very less. Fore there is the possibility of developing PHC clinics in the border region as a kind, "he said again.

Meanwhile, KPA executive Chairperson of Semarang Regency Ir.H. Warnadi MM gives assistance to babies Mars (3 months), son of the couple who are HIV positive / AIDS residents Kalipawon Kelurahan Panjang Ambarawa Environment. Assistance worth Rp 2 million rupiah handed symbolically.

Head of the Regional Secretariat for People's Welfare Drs Henry Aminoto also a member of the National AIDS Commission (KPA) of Semarang Regency explain Babies Mars contracted HIV from her parents since the womb. Her father, a chauffeur, while his mother is a female sex worker (WPS) who contracted HIV from their customers.

"KPA supported Welfare Section has conducted monitoring since the baby still in the womb. Various efforts have been carried out but eventually Mars Babies born in the state are infected with HIV, "he explained sidelines.

Added by Henry, KPA and Welfare Section is now also giving attention to similar cases that occurred in District Bandungan. Currently infants infected with HIV / AIDS in care in one of the leading hospital in Semarang and continuously monitored its progress.

"People need to be aware of HIV / AIDS can be transmitted to anyone. Not only are high risk, such as WPS, but housewives lahirpun even a new baby can be infected, "said Henry.
He appealed the people to continue to participate suppress the spread of this dangerous disease. (Arief Joe)

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