Indonesia's HIV-Positive Transgendered Population Faces Discrimination, Jakarta Post Reports
January 23, 2009
Some transgendered people living with HIV in Indonesia face discrimination and experience stigma when accessing health care, the Indonesian Transvestites Communication Forum said recently, the Jakarta Post reports. The group spoke about the status of transgendered and gay people in the country -- particularly those living with HIV/AIDS -- at a hearing held Thursday with members of the House of Representatives' Commission IX, which handles citizenship, health, labor and transmigration affairs. Yulianus Rettoblaut, head of the forum, said that the group came to the meeting "with high hopes that legislators will articulate the grievances" of transgendered people in the country, "whose social, economic and health rights are neglected."
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