Head of Blitar District Health Office, Krisna Yekti.
BLITAR, BANGSAONLINE.com – The rate of transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Blitar District is increasingly alarming. The local health service notes that every month there are at least 10 to 15 new patients reported as infected with HIV. This was revealed by Blunt District Health Office, Krisna Yekti, Head of Blight Prevention.
"Every month, reports that come to us are 10 to 15 new patients, it's just a report or finding a Dinkas cop, which means it's possible that there are still those who did not report or even close when they felt infected with the virus, Krsna Yekti said. 11/2018).
New Blunt Regency patients are dominated by productive ages, aged 35 to 45. But some of them are still small and teenagers. In addition to being dominated by a productive age group, those who are sleeping on average are those who have a high risk of HIV transmission.
"Most of the transfer is through sexual intercourse, and many of them are really high-risk groups, but there are also housewives and small children. The housekeepers usually contract with their husbands, and children are infected with their mother," he explained.
According to him, since the first time it was discovered in 2005, so far, the number of people with HIV / AIDS has reached 1,332. Of them, 361 died. "Of these, 612 are HIV, while 710 are AIDS," he added.
In response to the increasing transmission of HIV AIDS, the Blunt Regency government through the Health Office has actually made a variety of efforts. One of them is through efforts to socialize and educate the public about the dangers and transmission of HIV / AIDS. While those who have contracted DHO continue to provide routine treatment and provide assistance.
"Apart from socialization in order to deal with the widespread transmission of viral healing to those who have already contracted it, it's also under way." Through VCT (Voluntary Counseling and Testing) clinic at Nguru Waluyo Hospital, Blitar Regency, "he concluded. (ina / rev)