Stigma, Anti-Gay Sentiment Hinder Indonesia’s Efforts To End AIDS By 2030, Official Says
Thomson Reuters Foundation: Anti-gay sentiment seen threatening Indonesia’s goal to end AIDS by 2030
“Growing anti-gay sentiment in Indonesia could hamper efforts to combat fast-rising HIV infections among one of the most at-risk groups, threatening the country’s target to end an AIDS epidemic by 2030, a senior official has warned. … HIV prevalence among [men who have sex with men (MSM)] jumped to 25.8 percent in 2015 from 5.4 percent in 2007, according to Indonesia’s National AIDS Commission. ‘In terms of number, MSM is the fastest growing (group),’ the commission’s secretary Kemal Siregar told the Thomson Reuters Foundation…” (Yi, 10/11).