HIV/AIDS Spread in Kendari City, Southeast Sulawesi Province, Indonesia


HIV/AIDS is a health problem and the one of the deadliest virus in the world. HIV/AIDS is still a pandemic that worries the community. The disease has a relatively long asymptomatic phase (without symptoms). Generally it takes 2 to 15 years to produce definite symptoms. The cause of HIV is an infectious disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus. AIDS is a condition that consists of a collection of symptoms related to the weakening of the immune system when the HIV infection has progressed and is not treated properly. It can also be transmitted from mother to baby during pregnancy. By now HIV/AIDS still cannot be cured because there is no certain cure. However, the disease can be controlled through the provision of Antiretoviral Therapy (ARV). This study used data on HIV/AIDS cases obtained from the Kendari City Health Office from 2015 to 2019. The conclusion is that positive HIV sufferers in the male group are 79.41% and the women group are 20.59%. The AIDS sufferers include 73.91% men and 26.09% women. The vulnerable age for HIV/AIDS is 30-39 years old (43.48%).

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, Kendari City, Indonesia

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