SSH! (Stop Stigma HIV/AIDS!)

Standing Committee on Reproductive Health including HIV / AIDS (SCORA) CIMSA UNEJ has responsibilities and roles to improve awareness of issues on reproductive health, disseminate information about HIV / AIDS, and change the stigma of Jember people to people with HIV / AIDS.

Jember was ranked third in the HIV / AIDS case in East Java, with 2,240 cases in 2015 (Data from Jember Health Office), with 10 red areas determined by KPA namely Sumbersari, Puger, Kencong, Gumukmas, Wuluhan, Kaliwates, Umbulsari, Bangsalsari, Ambulu, and Patrang. Education on HIV / AIDS can improve people’s understanding of HIV / AIDS while reducing the spread of HIV / AIDS in Jember District. Having knowledge about HIV / AIDS can open up insights and change people’s views on STIGMA ODHA (Orang Dengan HIV / AIDS). Therefore, to celebrate WAD (Worlds AIDS Day) we compiled a series of activities entitled SSH! (Stop Stigma HIV / AIDS!).

The purpose of the event is to increase insight on HIV / AIDS health issues from 40 students of Faculty of Medicine Universitas Jember through a talk show on November 23, 2016, and 50 communities of Jember District through socialization on December 4, 2016. The target of the talk show was 50 participants From CIMSA Newbie, KOMPLIDS (Community Cares for HIV / AIDS) and students of Jember University.

The talkshow was held on November 23, 2016, at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Jember, while the campaign was held on December 4, 2016, at Jember District Square. The talk show begins with the opening by the MC. Then proceed with a greeting by PO. LOCO, and Chairman of BEM as well as opening the event. The main event is talk show by the moderator with resource person from KPAI and chair of KOMPLIDS. The talkshow discusses the definition, prevalence, prevention and handling of HIV / AIDS sufferers. In addition, other information presented by the second speaker is the chairman of KOMPLIDS (Community Cares HIV / AIDS) who conveys about the organization’s work sphere.

The campaign starts at 06.00 in Jember square. The committee is divided into groups where each group consists of 5 people. Before the start of the event, each group in charge of socializing receives a briefing. Furthermore, the whole group of committees spread to socialize to several community groups. At the end of the activity, each participant also received a pastry as a form of our appreciation for participating in this event’s campaign.

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