Since July 2016, AHF Indonesia has been officially registered in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and started collaboration with the Ministry of Health to implement HIV testing and treatment program with five local NGO partners and four ART treatment clinics in West Java and Jakarta. The services provided include patient laboratory test, access to ART drugs support, capacity building of hospital staff and organized advocacy meetings with the government for increased community testing and early treatment strategy.
The main purpose of Indonesia HIV/AIDS program is to increase healthines in people living with HIV/AIDS and avoid death from early caused opportunistic infection. These goals are improved by providing HIV/AIDS and STD clinic services appropriate to international medical standard requirements and national policy.
Source: AHF Indonesia
There are currently estimated to be 421.000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Indonesia. In recent years, the primary driver of the HIV epidemic has shifted from injection of drug to sexual transmission. The most of HIV infections in Indonesia are concentrated in five key population; people who inject drugs (PWIDs), female sex workers (FSWs), men who have sex with men (MSM), male sex workers and transgender (Waria).
HIV prevalence in MSM (8-10%), transgender people (waria) (20-40%), female sex workers (FSWs) (8-20%), especially direct FSWs and their clients, and people who inject drugs (PWID) (36-40%). Most of the at-risk populations are in urban and peri-urban area. In 2016 the Ministry of Health (MOH) reported that 32% of cases in 2011 were among women. Prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STls) remains an important factor in HIV transmission
MSM are one of the most important groups for increasing prevalence of HIV has been reported over the last few years. MSM continue to engage in frequent unprotected sexual intercourse.
However, overall coverage of prevention services in all key affected populations remains low at less than 50%. Key affected groups continue to report a high level of unsafe behavior and low awareness about HIV. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) uptake has increased from 2.381 patients receiving ART in 2005 to only about 60.000-65.000 (of estimated >420000 people living with HIV) in 2015.
Source: Ministry of Health