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
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