There has been an increase of 355 cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases in Surabaya city this year. Average suffering from weak productive age or employees.
“The data is not increasing, there are only new cases in 2021 to 2022. There will be additional cases in 2021 and 2022. There are 355 cases of HIV in 2022,” said Nanik Sukristina, head of Surabaya Health Service (Dinks). Journalists in Surabaya DPRD, Wednesday (14/9/2022).
HIV cases increased from 2021 to 2022. And there were 671 HIV victims in 2021 and an additional 355 in 2022. As of now total 1,026 people are living with HIV in Surabaya.
Nanik could not specifically refer to the area of the victims in Surabaya. He told it to spread. Whereas people living with HIV have a productive age and an average worker.
“In Bandung, the students are of college age. The data in our data ranges from 29 to 40. The staff. I can’t say specifically that they are spread across Surabaya,” he said.
The Surabaya Health Office also continues to conduct HIV screening for vulnerable groups. Such as pregnant women, prospective brides, entertainment workers, crew members (ABKs), transgender women, all TB patients, sexually transmitted infections and other diseases suspected of being HIV infection.
“Efforts to intensify testing are aimed at early detection of cases. In this way, it is hoped that comprehensive treatment can be carried out promptly and patients do not transmit the virus to others. In addition, by checking the HIV viral load Treatment is monitored,” he said. Explained.
His party also received antiretroviral drug (ARV) drops from the health ministry at 13 health centers and 10 hospitals in Surabaya to reduce the risk of HIV in areas with HIV cases. The dismantling of ARV drugs is mostly done within the working area of the Wonochromo Health Center.
Nanik said, “Stock ARVs are in Puskesmas. Not all Puskesmas are there. Many Puskesmas are assigned and therapy is done. For now, we mostly make them available at Vonochromo Health Center.”
Nanik stressed that the most important effort to control HIV is to continue to provide education and access to vulnerable groups. “As such, for junior high/high school students, university students, labor groups in the entertainment world, and the general public at large,” he concluded.