AIDS Prevention Commission (KPA) of Buleleng regency, Bali, noted, as many as 30 civil servants in the respective area affected by the deadly virus during the period 1999-2012.
“Case of HIV / AIDS is like an iceberg phenomenon. If one patient is detected, then there are 100 people in disguise,” said Chief Executive of AIDS Prevention Commission of Buleleng regency, Nyoman Sutjidra in Singaraja, Saturday.
During that period, his party was noted that 1464 cases had detected. Thus, Buleleng, ranked the second place in Bali province.
“Every month there is an average of 15-20 cases of HIV in the entire regency,” said Buleleng Vice regent who has background of obstetrician.
Sutjidra mentioned that Buleleng sub district as the highest contributor to HIV cases. It is followed by Gerokgak, Sawan, Seririt, Banjar, Kubutambahan, Tejakula, Sukasada, and Busungbiu.
Besides the civil servants, cases of HIV / AIDS also affected the labors, farmers, entrepreneurs, hotel employees, commercial sex workers, housewives, students, security guards, and other professions.
Transmission of HIV / AIDS could occur through sexual intercourse, drug injections, blood transfusions, and breastfeeding. “HIV / AIDS is not transmitted through a public facility, shaking hands, using cutlery together, cell phones, and a mosquito or insect bite,” he said.
In Buleleng regency, there is also free in charge of HIV/AIDS testing clinics spread in several public health centers.