Every December 1, since World AIDS Day was first established in 1988, organizations and individuals involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS call on leaders around the world and every citizen to pay attention to the disease. With the theme for 2021 which is “End Inequality, End AIDS” – The World Health Organization (WHO) focuses on approaches to reach underdeveloped communities.
AIDS as epidemiology needs to be resolved through increasing awareness & knowledge of exposure to this virus, challenges to the stigmatization of people living with HIV/AIDS, and calls for the spread of this disease by targeting 90% of the response capacity by 2030.
December 2, 2021 is the first year that Pullman Ciawi has participated to pull this annual agenda by collaborating with Komisi Penanggulangan AIDS Kota Bogor (the Bogor City AIDS Commission) and Yayasan Sahabat Ibu, Remaja & Anak (SAHIRA) by holding a TALK SHOW at the Pullman Ciawi Vimala Hills Convention Center on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 16:00 – finished. The theme was “Katakan TIDAK pada stigma untuk ODHA ! – jauhi virusnya, bukan orangnya .. !” (“Say NO to stigma for PLWHA! – stay away from the virus, not the person..!”).
Triggered by information creates a stigma stating that HIV/AIDS is an emerging disease, which is closely related to the issue of immorality and considers it very dangerous to live with PLWHA (People With HIV/AIDS). Pullman Ciawi together with 2 partners want to educate employees about the stigma against PLWHA which is still developing until now causing people with HIV/AIDS to be underestimated by the community due to being considered to have a habit of changing partners, being vulnerable to drug use and the lives of homosexuals, but in reality, someone is infected with HIV/AIDS. This virus can also occur through blood transfusions and the birth of babies starting from the process of pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.
“PLWHA is a group of people who live like other healthy people. They have dreams and aspirations in life, and thanks to advances in medicine, people living with HIV have the opportunity to live a longer and better life,” said Gilles Tressens, General Manager of Pullman Ciawi Vimala Hills Resort Spa & Convention.
Pullman Ciawi Vimala Hills Resort Spa & Convention
Jl. Raya Puncak, Gadog, Megamendung, 16770 Bogor, Indonesia
PHONE: + 62 (251) 830 6888 – FAX: + 62 (251) 830 6889