One of my activities was welcoming the visit from the Manado AIDS commission (KPA Manado). KPA Manado came to Bali to visit some organizations concerned with HIV/AIDS issues. One of those organizations is IPPA Bali (PKBI Bali). And young people from Kisara, including me, had the opportunity to take part in the discussion on behalf of the IPPA Bali chapter.
Aim of the visit is to learn the prevention strategy of HIV/AIDS and the situation of HIV/AIDS here in Bali. From the discussion, it was known that a high number of HIV/AIDS cases in Bali occur in the age group 20-29 years.vBali is benefiting of the presence of many NGO’s in Bali, so there’s a good partnership between NGO’s and the local government there. NGO’s and the government work together to provide HIV/AIDS services in order to ensure that every person can have easy access to HIV information, testing and treatment. Moreover, most of the STI and HIV services available in Bali (including STI and HIV services in the IPPA Bali clinic) are free! Everyone can access these services without facing any problems. After the discussion, KPA Manado went around the PKBI office to take pictures and they also saw the PKBI clinic.So, for those of you who live in Bali, have you got the correct information about HIV/AIDS from the organizations around you? Have you visited your nearest health care center to do a HIV test? If you haven’t, please check this link to know where to go to get the information and get tested--> http://www.baliagainstaids.org/help--information---bahasa.html
By: Ratna ^^