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Re: HIV drug availability and mailing to Indonesia - further details *Reader comments welcomed*
Oct 30, 2012

Certain, but limited, HIV medications are available in Indonesia, in theory free of charge - though you have to pay for the consultation with the doctor to get the prescription and access to doctors with suitable knowledge of HIV is incredibly scarce. HIV meds are also only dispensed by certain hospitals on specific days at specific times (can be tricky if you're working). Access can also be difficult if you're not in the right area. Testing for CD4 and viral load counts are often limited due to both availability and cost. There have also been issues with medical information being leaked by those with access to it which has led to some people driven out of their homes (as happened yesterday in Kalimantan), or children being barred entry from school.

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Hello and thanks for sharing your insight about HIV care in Indonesia.


missed doses of meds
Really scared: PeP dose late by a few hours (sometimes 2-3 hours) the first two weeks

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