Published in Blood Weekly, September 9th, 2004
According to a study from Indonesia, "Until 1999 the known prevalence of HIV in Indonesia was low, except for isolated geographic groups exposed to Thai fisherman.
"Since then, the prevalence among injection drug users in rehabilitation centers in Jakarta has risen rapidly to approximately 45-48 %, according to surveys in 2001. By 2002 the prevalence had risen to 8-17% among female sex workers, 22% among transvestite sex workers, and 4% among other male sex workers."
"Condom use is low in all groups, and there is considerable sexual mixing between risk groups. Surveys suggest that an...
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