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Since July 2016, AHF Indonesia has been collaborating with the Ministry of Health to implement HIV testing and treatment programs in West Java and Jakarta . The services offered include patient laboratory tests, free ART drugs and capacity building for hospital staff. Different advocacy meetings have been arranged with the government to revise the national and provincial community testing and early treatment strategies.
AHF Indonesia aims to promote health and well being among people living with HIV/AIDS and to avoid death from early caused opportunistic infection. In recent years, the primary driver of the HIV epidemic has been shifted from injection of drugs to sexual transmission. Most of the key populations are in urban and peri-urban area. Key affected groups continue to report a high level of unsafe behavior and low awareness about HIV. In view of the shift, AHF Indonesia has organized many educational events and preventional workshops. Young people and other key populations can have more chances to learn safe sex and prevention of HIV/STIs.
In 2016, an estimated 620,000 Indonesians are living with HIV, out of the 260 million total population. An estimated 48,000 new HIV infections occurred in 2016. Gender prevalence amongst adults (15-49) shows women at .3% compared to men at .6%. Out of the 620,000 Indonesians living with HIV, approximately 78,000 are on treatment.
Sources: UNAIDS 2016 estimates, CIA World Factbook 2016
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