Indonesian Minister Warns of HIV/AIDS Cases Threat
November 20, 2003
On Wednesday, Indonesian Health Minister Achmad Sujudi warned of a rise in HIV/AIDS cases in the country. Quoting health ministry statistics, Sujudi said that at the end of September there were 3,924 HIV cases in Indonesia, 1,239 of which were AIDS cases. However, Indonesia's numbers are still lower than those in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, the national news agency Antara quoted Sujudi as saying. In Malaysia, 51,000 HIV/AIDS cases have been reported.Adapted from:
Xinhua News Agency
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