The form of discrimination felt by people with HIV/AIDS is rejection by society, which makes it even harder for them to survive living with HIV/AIDS. Because people with HIV/AIDS need support from people around them. Furthermore, people with HIV/AIDS are still ordinary human being that deserve to live a normal life.
To encounter the large number of discrimination towards people with HIV/AIDS, Rumah Cemara, an NGO based in Bandung, do some campaigns to reduce the discrimination and change people’s perception toward people with HIV/AIDS. Recently, in commemoration of World AIDS Day, on December 1st 2014, Rumah Cemara with Global Fund held a series of World AIDS Day event with the theme "ART FOR AIDS".
This activity is organized in the form of a series of events during one day of art market ITB, on November 23rd 2014. This activity was involved by artists and sportsmen with the concept of "ART FOR AIDS" with the following series, such as boxing against stigma, art performance, and VCT. The aim of this activity are to provide information to the general public with a populist approach, remind the public that HIV live with us and invite all the public to participate in HIV/AIDS prevention, provide an opportunity for everyone to be able to do test HIV (VCT), and to scrape the stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV.
So, as one of the Asian countries with a large number of people with HIV/AIDS, it will be great if Indonesian people to know more about HIV/AIDS. Know more will lead us to prevent HIV/AIDS together and respect people with HIV/AIDS, so we can also, together scrape the stigma and discrimination against people living with the illness.