Identification of HIV/AIDS Cases in Kendari

Samsul Bahri

KENDARIPOS.CO.ID – The case of Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in Kendari City is quite worrying. In Kendari City, the spread of the virus was dominated by deviant sexual behavior.

The Head of Disease Prevention and Control (P2P) of the Kendari Health Service, Samsul Bahri, said that the commitment to marrying and being faithful to one’s partner is a way to avoid the transmission of HIV/AIDS. In Kendari, he said, the behavior of Male Sex Men (MSM) was the cause of the spread. During 2021, the agency detected 7 cases of HIV/AIDS and in 2022 it is still under monitoring.

“That’s a lot now is the relationship between men. Another factor is bisexual behavior that likes both (male and female),” he said when met at his office yesterday.
People who are exposed to HIV / AIDS, initially do not feel symptoms. The reason is, the incubation period of HIV/AIDS is 5 years after being infected, the symptoms caused by this deadly virus are characterized by a weakening of the body’s immune system so that it is susceptible to disease.

“If identified, people with HIV/AIDS (ODA) will be treated medically, given education about the dangers of HIV/AIDS, and as soon as possible return to their natural state as destined. The government also provides medicine for sufferers continuously and guarantees the stock of the medicine,” he concluded.


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