It takes the correct dissemination of information about HIV. One of the palaing effective is through the mass media that can reach many audiences that facilitate prevention efforts.
Media are required to provide clear information because if the information is inaccurate, the media can actually be misleading.
Indications of lack of information revealed in a study conducted IBBS in various cities in Indonesia in 2009. Although the 90-100 percent of teens had heard information on HIV, only less than 40 per cent who really have a comprehensive insight.
A study of high school age youth group also revealed that knowledge about how HIV prevention is only owned by less than 3 percent of respondents. When in fact 40-50 percent know how to transmission.
The data is quite alarming when you see the growth of HIV in Indonesia is still quite high. Until 2008, its growth rate was still recorded 2.7 million cases / year.
Director General of Non-formal Education and Informal Events Calendar, Hamid Muhammad assess the rate of spread of HIV could be inhibited by providing correct information. Among them about what it must be avoided so as not infected.
“The more covered up, the weaker the prevention efforts that we can do,” Hamid said when opening a workshop of journalism – reporting and writing of AIDS Events Calendar 2010 in Building, Jakarta, Friday (26/11/2010).
The mass media can be relied upon in disseminating the correct information because it can reach many people. He considered the mass media have a responsibility to raise awareness or public awareness about HIV.
However, he advised, the media should provide accurate, non-discriminatory and can evoke the spirit of the sufferer. Information bias and will tend to judge just disturbing and not useful.
In 2010, the Ministry of National Education (Events Calendar) to host the world AIDS day commemoration of the fallen every December 1. The purpose of this memorial event, among others, raise awareness of the dangers of HIV / AIDS.
When someone is infected, the initial symptoms that appear sometimes similar to flu or viral infection medium.
Symptoms and early signs of HIV, including fever, headache, fatigue, nausea, diarrhea and swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpit or groin.
Center for disease control (Centers for Disease Control / CDC) revealed there are several symptoms that indicate an advanced stage of HIV are:
HIV is transmitted through:
1. Relationship sex and oral sex or anal
3. The use of contaminated needles shared by drug injection and in
4. Between mothers and their babies during pregnancy, birth and lactation.
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