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Jakarta Post

HIV-positive women resent sterilization advice

  • Prodita Sabarini

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, November 10 2010   /  09:22 am

Sharing a nice moment: D’Tri (left), Miss Indonesia’s finalist from Jakarta, and Inka, another Miss Indonesia finalist from East Kalimantan, talk to Asti and Yuli, two women with HIV/AIDS who are undergoing treatment at the Darmais Hospital in Jakarta. JP/J.ADIGUNA Her eyes welled up at the thought of her late husband who died four months ago. At 25, Cahaya is a single mother who runs a small store in front of her parent’s house in Jakarta. She is uncertain about her future. She said she was not sure whether she would find another man in the future who would ease her lonely struggle. The small-framed woman is HIV positive. But no one in her family knows she is, she said. “It was just between my husband and I. We used to be able to talk about it together.” After giving birth to her second child two years ago, a doctor in a central hospital in Jakarta advised her to undergo ...