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Syair Untuk Sahabat Foundation (Poem For A Friend) was initiated from a book of concern towards HIV and AIDS by journalist Yudhi F. Oktaviadhi. The book titled “Syair Untuk Sahabat” which was launched on 18 December 2008 in Grand Indonesia, Jakarta, was written based on his friendship with People Living with HIV and AIDS.

Yudhi was concerned with the condition where the number of people contracting HIV and AIDS escalates at an alarming rate. More and more young generation, mothers and toddlers were contracting HIV and AIDS. This urged Yudhi to do what he can with the best way he knows how, by sharing and spreading the facts and stories of his friendship with people with HIV and AIDS, through a book. His goal was for public to fully understand the current condition of HIV and AIDS.

The book launch was attended by prominent public figures such as Adhyaksa Dault, who at the time as The Minister of Youth and Sports, Agung Adiprasetyo, CEO of Kompas Gramedia, Baby Jim Aditya (activist), Ian Antono (musician), Melanie Subono (singer), Darius Sinathrya (actor), Donna Agnesia (actress), Dewi Sandra (singer), Julia Perez (singer), Deasy Noviyanti, Sary Latief, various media representatives, and friends with HIV and AIDS.

During the launch, Yudhi urged everyone to care about AIDS in their respective capacities. After the launch, Ian Antono, the guitarist of the legendary rock band, God Bless, persuaded Yudhi to write a song of solicitude for AIDS. Three days after the launch, “Syair Untuk Sahabat” (Poem For A Friend) was completed, with lyrics by Yudhi himself and arrangement by Ian Antono. The song was coherently launched with God Bless’s new album, 36, in May 2009.

Henceforth, Yudhi receives more and more support which subsequently lead to the establishment of “Syair Untuk Sahabat Foundation”. SUSF was founded by Yudhi F. Oktaviadhi, Prof. Dr. Dr. Samsuridjal Djauzi, SpPD, and friends. SUSF or Syair.org’s mission is to encourage public to better understand and care about HIV and AIDS, empower people living with HIV and AIDS so they can live independently, prolonging the hope to live and to supress the spread of HIV and AIDS in Indonesia.

Open your eyes, Open your heart, Stop AIDS!

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Syair Untuk Sahabat Foundation (SUSF) lahir diawali dari buku kepedulian terhadap HIV dan AIDS karya wartawan Yudhi F. Oktaviadhi. Buku berjudul Syair Untuk Sahabat tersebut diluncurkan 18 Desember 2008 di Grand Indonesia, Jakarta. Buku ditulis Yudhi berdasarkan kisah-kisah nyata persahabatannya dengan banyak Orang Dengan HIV dan AIDS (ODHA).

Yudhi sangat prihatin pada kondisi terkini dimana laju penyebaran HIV dan AIDS di Indonesia kian memprihatinkan. Kini semakin banyak generasi muda, ibu-ibu rumah tangga, dan anak-anak bayi yang mengidap HIV dan AIDS. Yudhi lantas terdorong untuk berbuat sesuai kapasitasnya sebagai wartawan yakni berbagi fakta dan cerita persahabatan dengan ODHA dalam bentuk buku. Tujuannya agar masyarakat benar-benar memahami kondisi terkini HIV dan AIDS.

Peluncuran buku dihadiri banyak tokoh seperti Adhyaksa Dault yang saat itu masih menjabat Menteri Pemuda dan Olahraga, CEO Kompas Gramedia Agung Adiprasetyo, aktivis Baby Jim Aditya, public figure seperti Ian Antono, Melanie Subono, Darius Sinathrya, Donna Agnesia, Dewi Sandra, Julia Perez, Deasy Novianti, berbagai media, dan tentu sahabat-sahabat ODHA.

Sewaktu peluncuran buku, Yudhi mengajak semua orang untuk peduli terhadap AIDS sesuai kapasitas masing-masing. Setelah acara, Ian Antono, gitaris grup band legendaris God Bless, mengajak Yudhi untuk membuat lagu kepedulian terhadap AIDS. Tiga hari setelah peluncuran buku, lagu Syair Untuk Sahabat selesai. Lirik lagu dibuat Yudhi dan aransemen oleh Ian Antono. Lagu tersebut telah diluncurkan pada Mei 2009 bersamaan dengan album terbaru God Bless, 36.

Selanjutnya, banyak kalangan yang mendukung Yudhi hingga akhirnya lahir Syair Untuk Sahabat Foundation. SUSF didirikan oleh Yudhi F. Oktaviadhi, Prof Dr dr Samsuridjal Djauzi, SpPD, dll. Misi SUSF atau Syair.org adalah mendorong masyarakat agar lebih mamahami tentang HIV dan AIDS, Mengajak masyarakat untuk peduli AIDS, memberdayakan Orang Dengan HIV dan AIDS (ODHA) agar bisa hidup mandiri, dan membantu memperpanjang harapan hidup ODHA dengan harapan bisa menekan laju penyebaran HIV dan AIDS di Indonesia.

Buka Mata, Buka Hati, Stop AIDS!

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