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Where do we go with HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis in Indonesia?

I Nyoman Sutarsa

I Nyoman Sutarsa
Udayana University. Email: sutarsa84@gmail.com
Online First: December 01, 2017 | Cite this Article
Sutarsa, I. 2017. Where do we go with HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis in Indonesia?. Public Health and Preventive Medicine Archive 5(2): 77-78. DOI:10.15562/phpma.v5i2.17


Mantled by discrimination and exclusion, HIV/AIDS became a major epidemic of present-day globalization. Access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) and numerous preventative measures have resulted in reduced mortality and morbidity rates.1 However, the burden of disease associated with HIV infection remains tremendous. Total number of people living with HIV in 2016 were 36.7 million. PrEP is an effective additional prevention strategy at trial settings. Decision to adopt PrEP as a public health intervention must be made based on the need and capacity of current systems. Instead of allocating substantial resources for PrEP, the limited resources could be wisely allocated to scale-up the existing prevention strategies including access to ART, as well as to ensure equality of access of people to full-range of HIV prevention and treatment measures.

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