Activities All-en Hepatitis-B-en Hepatitis-en HepC-en Hiv-en

International Testing Week 2023

Pontianak, 23 November 2023,
Bandung, 24 November 2023

Several key populations have a higher risk of Hepatitis virus infection; therefore, conducting tests and providing information to these populations can help detect Hepatitis cases earlier and prevent the spread of the disease. People infected with Hepatitis may not be aware of their infection status, and without testing, transmission can continue. Tests can help identify infected individuals, enabling preventive measures to reduce the risk of transmission. Conducting Hepatitis tests in key populations also allows for the early detection of infection cases. Early treatment can improve prognosis and reduce serious complications that may result from Hepatitis, such as cirrhosis or liver cancer.

Efforts to test and provide information about Hepatitis to key populations can contribute to overall disease control. Identifying cases and providing information can be part of a broader disease control strategy at the community level. By focusing on key populations, these efforts can help reduce the overall burden of Hepatitis and improve public health.

Out of a total of 32 people tested in Bandung, 15 of them have HIV-HCV coinfection, and 1 has HIV-HBV-HCV coinfection.

Out of a total of 14 people tested in Pontianak, 11 individuals have HIV-HCV coinfection.

All those who tested positive for Hepatitis are currently being followed up for comprehensive treatment.


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