Beware of the Increasing Number of HIV/Aids Sufferers, Three Patients in Bangka Regency Died

BANGKAPOS.COM, BANGKA — The number of sufferers of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Bangka Regency, Bangka Belitung Islands Province continues to increase.

Based on data obtained from the Bangka Regency Health Office, it was recorded that in 2020 as many as 48 people were suffering from HIV, 15 people were suffering from AIDS and 4 people had died.

In 2021 there are 50 people suffering from HIV, 15 people suffering from AIDS and 8 people dying.

In 2022 there are 76 people suffering from HIV, 30 people suffering from AIDS and 13 people dying.

The number of HIV/Aids sufferers in Bangka Regency who died is increasing.

Meanwhile, in 2023 there will be 24 cases of HIV/AIDS with 3 deaths.

“For 2023 January-May 2023 there were 24 cases. 3 of them died because they had AIDS,” said the Head of the Bangka Regency Health Office, Dr. Then Suyanti last Tuesday (9/5/2023).

The virus that attacks the immune system of the sufferer is able to reduce the ability of human immunity to fight foreign objects in the natural body.

In the terminal stage the infection can cause AIDS.

People who are infected with HIV usually have a history of changing partners, extramarital sex and premarital sex at a sexually active age.

To prevent transmission of HIV/Aids, various early detection efforts are carried out by the Bangka District Health Office to look for HIV sufferers in the community.

Every year an increase in HIV cases is known after active HIV early detection or HIV screening activities are carried out in key populations such as pregnant women, female sex workers, transgender, active male sex.

“We routinely and actively carry out early detection and screening in the community, especially among pregnant women, female sex workers, waria and active male sex workers. If found, they will be immediately treated at the health center or hospital,” explained Then Suyanti.

In South Bangka, an increase of 30 people


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2023-05-14 10:06:41

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