Download Contoh PidatoTentang HIV/AIDS
HIV / AIDS who have been with us for about two decades, remains a problem that continues to be avoided from all of us. We are and have made some progress in understanding these challenges, but the long road we have yet to encounter.
Although people from all walks of life who have contracted AIDS, but the most vulnerable in our society is part of the poor, the illiterate, women and children who bear most of the burden of the HIV epidemic.
Against HIV / AIDS in South Africa has become more complex over 10 years. We are no longer only dealing with information and awareness, but with people who are faced with the reality of living with the disease. They do not know their HIV status. Some of them had been sick but they did not know that their illnesses associated with HIV / AIDS. And even if they know or suspect, they are reluctant to come and talk about their condition.
I stand before you today to further strengthen our partnership in responding to this major challenge, especially the stigma that continues attributed to him. We ask that you partner because we know that every South African citizen, every leader, the priest of the special and unique to play a role in combating HIV infection and treating people with HIV / AIDS.
Religion has always played the role of caring for people who are weak and need support. Care was given not limited to a message of hope and spiritual welfare. But you have been able to do these programs really make a difference in the lives of those who need care, especially in children. I believe that our religion can play a major role in combating the stigma associated with HIV / AIDS and encourage a positive attitude and live among those infected and affected.
To ensure the general direction of the call for partnership, we did a development of Five Year Strategic Plan for South Africa, in 2000 in collaboration with all key stakeholders, including faith-based sectors. This is a broad national strategic plan designed to guide the country from the response to HIV / AIDS. The plan outlines four priorities, namely: (1) Prevention, (2) Care and Support, (3) Research, and and (4) Human Rights.
There should be no doubt that the faith-based communities have a central role to play in the implementation of this plan. There are many examples of how faith is the sector responding or may respond to these challenges. I want to raise the discussion at least four key roles that faith-based organizations and individual members of organizations that can play in responding to HIV / AIDS.
With regard to education, we can:
- Identify resources for prevention and education models
- Strengthen HIV / AIDS through family enrichment
- Increase HIV / AIDS through youth programs - to build a strong foundation on sexuality, adult and responsible for the marriage, the appreciation of youth.
In advocacy, we can:
- Campaign against discrimination
- Work with government in achieving cost-effective level of health care, especially home-based care
- Looking for ways to protect the interests of especially women and children
In worship, we can
* Create an annual National Day of Prayer and Healing for all people affected by the epidemic
* Create inter Day of Prayer and Healing
* Providing care that involves encouraging and supporting those infected and affected
* Promoting 'Family helpers' for people who lost a parent or guardian
* Take part in providing hospital care that may include:
o Visit the house to remind each other
o Meeting the physical needs of food, clothing, medical attention
o Assistance in planning for the future of families, especially children
o Support for children orphaned
o Assist with basic household activities such as shopping, cleaning the house or wash clothes
All consultations and AIDS in Africa held in Kampala in April 1994 that "Call to Action" was developed and signed. Similarly, "A commitment on HIV / AIDS by those who believe", was signed in Washington in the same year. I will like to quote at least one part of our commitment to this statement, and I:
"We are called by God to affirm a life of hope and healing in the midst of HIV / AIDS. Our tradition calls us to realize and express hope, and to celebrate life and healing in the midst of suffering."
For that, we must send a positive message about HIV / AIDS.Kita need to tell the people that just because you are HIV positive today, does not mean you will get AIDS and die tomorrow. The main factors such as poverty, high rates of child malnutrition, particularly vitamin A and iodine deficiencies and other shortcomings have a major impact on the way to full development of AIDS.
We must tell those who are infected and affected by HIV to eat nutritious foods, they manage the stress, there was soon treating sexual infections including infection and use condoms, they can live longer and lead a healthy and productive lives for years.
We need to use this opportunity to express our response to AIDS:
* We are called to love
* We are called to be compassionate and care
* We must commit ourselves to public speaking and promoting the prevention of HIV / AIDS
* We must encourage and provide care for those infected and affected
* We must fight discrimination and stigma of sin
* We must work together with other sectors of society to seek ways to eliminate poverty
I believe that if we could leave this conference with a strong re-affirmation as a faith-based leaders of this country, we will be able to provide hope for the faith community and to society as a whole: It's in the spirit of love, compassion and care, through collective efforts to confront and discrimination and challenge each of us to empower those who believe we can overcome many challenges to HIV / AIDS.