August 14, 2008
Indonesia Has ‘Limited Success’ in HIV Prevention
With minimal HIV prevention efforts and low rates of condom use, experts fear that Indonesia may soon have the highest rate of new HIV infections in Southeast Asia, The Jakarta Post reports.
In a report presented at the XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City, the Commission on AIDS in Asia said that the country has had “limited success” in implementing HIV/AIDS preventive measures. The report highlighted that only 30 percent of men visiting sex workers are willing to use condoms.
According to the article, health officials fear that the number of people living with HIV in Indonesia may rise from 12,686 to more than 1 million by 2020.
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