THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE ASEAN TASK FORCE ON AIDS (ATFOA) IN OVERCOMING THE HIV/AIDS EPIDEMIC IN INDONESIA
HIV/AIDS (Human Immunate Deficiency/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is an epidemic that can seriously endanger society. HIV / AIDS virus is a virus that is different from other viruses. This virus has a very bad impact on the sufferer. The spread of this virus is also fast in the process of spreading. Even this virus does not see the age group, gender, or occupation of each sufferer. This makes the issue of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic an issue that is dangerous globally and becomes an international issue. Responding to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the Southeast Asian region, ASEAN established ATFOA to stop the HIV/AIDS problem. ATFOA proposed and got approval for a number of key initiatives that support the Declaration strategies, including the documentation of good practices, innovations, and other cross-cutting themes in HIV and AIDS that became the basis of this publication. To find out, the author uses several indicators or parameters to see the effectiveness of ATFOA in tackling the spread of HIV and AIDS in Indonesia. The indicator used by the author is data obtained from the minister of health about the number that shows a decrease in the number of newly infected people. The collaboration created by this program is also used as an indicator. Because with the many collaborations or partnerships that have been established, it proves the seriousness of ATFOA in realizing its goals. Not only that, the established partnership can give the impression that ATFOA is recognized by other institutions. So they want to work with ASEAN to fight HIV and AIDS. The author also uses observation indicators, namely by sending letters via email. With sources from the government, namely from the Indonesian health minister through Sukbit Aids. where it is said that the ATFOA program carried out in ASEAN, especially in Indonesia, is considered good by Indonesia.
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