Deputy Regent Sutjidra Reminds HIV/AIDS Patients to Take Medicines Regularly – 1NEWS

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1NEWS, BULELENG.

In order to maintain the immunity of people with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Deputy Regent of Buleleng, dr. I Nyoman Sutjidra appealed to fellow PLWHA to really take medication regularly. Where, Antiretroviral (ARV) drugs have been provided by the government for free. This was conveyed by him after handing over food packages to PLWHA colleagues in Banjar and Seririt sub-districts on Monday (13/9).
Sutjidra explained, there are many risks that threaten people with HIV/AIDS if they do not routinely or stop taking drugs. The virus contained in the patient’s body, will quickly grow and be duplicated. If this happens, the safety of people living with HIV/AIDS will be more threatened.

“We always remind people with HIV/AIDS to take and take their medicine regularly,” he explained.

In addition, Sutjidra, who is also the Daily Chair of the AIDS Commission (KPA) of Buleleng Regency, also said that so far, the cumulative number of HIV/AIDS cases in Buleleng Regency has reached 2500 cases.

Of these, around 1900 PLWHA have received assistance. Mentoring for PLWHA is carried out to encourage PLWHA to keep having enthusiasm, passion for life, and not to suffer from HIV/AIDS.

“For people (who are not PLWHA) there should be no stigma that they must be isolated or have to limit themselves because they suffer from HIV/AIDS,” he said.

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