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square Total Population = 239,870,937 (TWB, 2010)
square Population growth rate: 1.00% (UN, 2011)
square Infant mortality rate: 27 deaths/1,000 live births (WHO, 2010)
square GNI per capita: $3600 USD (2010)
square Adult literacy rate (age 15 and over can read and write): 92 % (UN, 2011)
square Life expectancy at birth (TWB, 2009)
  • total population: 68 years
  • male: 66 years
  • female: 71 years
square HIV/AIDS (WHO, 2011)
  • Adult prevalence rate: 0.2 (2009 est.)
  • People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH): 305,200
  • Deaths: 8,252/year
  • Most of HIV transmission come from heterosexual 48.4%, follows by IDU 42% and MSM 3.7%

Located in Southeastern Asia between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, Indonesia is an archipelago of 17,506 islands of which 6,000 are inhabited. The world's fourth most populated country, Indonesia faces severe socio-economic difficulties including acts of terrorism and most recently a major earthquake in west Java and west Sumatra (WHO, 2009). Between 1998 and 2003, there were 4,159 total HIV/AIDS cases reported in Indonesia. By June 2009, the number of total cases increased four fold to 17,699 (MoH, 2009).

The first case of AIDS in Indonesia was identified in 1987. Today, HIV in Indonesia has reached what the World Health Organization refers to as the "concentrated stage" - meaning all the factors are present for a rapidly spreading epidemic (Riono and Jazant, 2004). These factors include: an extensive sex industry, limited capacity to detect and treat HIV/STIs, a highly mobile population that can facilitate spread of the virus, an explosion in injection drug use, and increasingly high-risk social conditions for HIV exacerbated by massive economic instability and political disruption (Synergy Project, UNAID, 2004).


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Last Updated: March, 2012