Ten Sub Districts Declared HIV/AIDS Endemic
Thursday, 07 August, 2008 | 20:18 WIB 

TEMPO Interactive, Tangerang: The Health Department of Tangerang Regency has 
declared ten sub districts to be HIV/AIDS endemic.

"A place can be categorized as endemic when one HIV/AIDS case is discovered," 
Abdul Aziz, HIV/AIDS Program Administrator at the Tangerang Health Department 
told Tempo yesterday (6/8).

The ten sub-districts are: Kosambi with 22 cases, Cikupa with 9 cases, and 
Serpong, North Serpong, Pamulang, Pondok Aren, Curug, Kelapa Dua, Ciputat, and 
East Ciputat with between five and seven cases.

According to Aziz, Kosambi has the highest number of case as it has many 
prostitution locations. 

The spread of HIV/AIDS in Cikupa, Curug, and Kelapa Dua is also through 

"But it is not localized in one place. This makes preventative actions 
difficult," said Aziz.

While in Ciputat, Serpong, Pamulang and Pondok Aren, HIV/AIDS spreads generally 
through drug use.

The Health Department of Tangerang Regency, in cooperation with Global Found, 
will identify HIV/AIDS sufferers by visiting them directly at prosecution 

Global Found's District Project Officer Lutfi Syehban said the visits were to 
identify sufferers who had not been detected yet.

The mobile visits will start on Wednesday next week. 

Lutfi explained the visits would be carried out five times a month by targeting 
five locations at Ceng Ini, Sungai Tahang, Pondok Jagung, and more in Ciputat 
and Pamulang.

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