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Sentani Papua --During the year 2011, there were 18 people under five in Jayapura District, tested positive for HIV / AIDS. This was disclosed Secretary of the Commission for HIV / AIDS Commission (KPA) Jayapura District Drs. Purnomo told reporters yesterday in Sentani.
"The 18 toddlers aged respectively from one to four years," he said.
He mentioned, infants with HIV / AIDS is transmitted through the mother. Where the mother before conception had been infected by HIV / AIDS.
Still a toddler who was found infected with HIV / AIDS is caused because there still exists a sense of fear for the community, including mothers who are pregnant to check into the nearest hospital or clinic that is equipped with a VCT (Voluntary Counseling and Testing).
In fact, he continued, if at the time was pregnant with pregnant women to check themselves in full, including HIV / AIDS infected children can be minimized by special handling of medical personnel with a variety of measures, such as operating at the time of delivery because of transmission from mother to child is not at the time in the content but at the time of birth.
"Therefore, we strongly urge parties to the entire community in this area including housewives to consciously check into a hospital or clinic that is closest," he said.
According to him, all health centers spread across 19 districts in the district which is famous for the empowerment of this village has dilengakapi VCT tool.
"People do not need to fear, actually better because it can be treated early age, especially for housewives because if the infection does not only undermine the mother's body but also transmitted to the child," he explained.
He explained, until November 2011 the number of cases of HIV / AIDS has reached 796 cases of HIV each 335 cases and 461 AIDS cases.
Of this amount, up Purnomo, men as much as 330 cases or 41.5 percent, female 466 cases or 58.5 per cent.Age group are infected with HIV / AIDS is, age 1-4 years 18 cases or 2.3 percent, 5-14 years 3 cases or 0.4 percent, 15-19 years 60 cases or 7.5 percent, 20-29 in 367 cases or 46.1 percent, 30-39 in 251 cases or 31.5 percent, 40-49 years 69 cases or 8.7 percent, 50-59 years 20 cases or 2.5 percent, 60 years 3 cases or 0.4 percent, five unknown cases or 0.6 percent.
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