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Alarm raised on HIV ‘epidemic’ in Papua

  • Nethy Dharma Somba

    The Jakarta Post

Jayapura | Fri, February 17 2012 | 10:46 am
Alarm raised on HIV ‘epidemic’ in Papua

Ilustration by KOMPAS.comThe incidence of HIV/AIDS in Papua has become a general epidemic stage that requires immediate action to prevent the further spread of the disease into the wider community, according to the province’s public health chief.

“The prevalence is already 2.4 percent, meaning that the virus no longer only infects high-risk groups, but has become widespread in the commu...