Asia-Pacific: Inadequate funds for HIV help for gays

Published: November 27, 2014

Denis LeBlanc
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The Jakarta Post in Indonesia, reported yesterday on the recent report by the World Health Organisation that urges nations to put key populations at the heart of their HIV/AIDS response.  In the article, an activist comments there is inadequate financial resources allocated by most countries in the Asia-Pacific region. While this article does refer to MSM, it fails to detail what are the key populations as defined by UNAIDS.

“This term describes populations disproportionately impacted by HIV when compared with the general population. While this may vary according to local epidemic dynamics,?principally this describes gay men and other men who have sex with men, women and men who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender people.”

While Indonesia proper does not have anti-gay laws, Aceh Province and South Sumatra have adopted Sharia law within their boundaries.

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