Archive for December 18th, 2008

Indonesia Scraps Plans on Tagging HIV-Positive Patients

Indonesia, an Asian country of about 17,000 islands, has one of the continent’s fastest-growing HIV rates. Around 290,000 infections occurred out of 235 million people, which were spread mainly because of prostitution and intravenous drug use. The hardest hit is the easternmost province of Papua, which incidentally is also its poorest, where 47% of HIV cases are located. Almost 61 infections occurred for every 100,000 people in Papua, which is 15 times the national average.Because of this, Indon…