Jakarta Post Examines Challenges Faced by Women Living With HIV/AIDS in Indonesia
December 1, 2010
"Women are not only more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS infection, they also face greater risks of violence and discrimination when they become infected by the deadly virus," the Jakarta Post reports in an article that examines the challenges HIV-positive women living in Indonesia face. According to the article, "[t]he percentage of women living with HIV/AIDS in Indonesia has been rising steadily," jumping from 2.5 percent of HIV/AIDS cases in 1989 to 25.5 percent in 2009 (Asrianti, 11/30).
This article was provided by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. It is a part of the publication Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report. Visit the Kaiser Family Foundation's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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