The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Indonesia: Does primary health care as a prevention and intervention strategy work?
Article first published online: 25 MAR 2010
© 2010 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
International Journal of Nursing Practice
Volume 16, Issue 2, pages 87–91, April 2010
How to Cite
Ibrahim, K., Songwathana, P., Boonyasopun, U. and Francis, K. (2010), The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Indonesia: Does primary health care as a prevention and intervention strategy work?. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 16: 87–91. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2010.01816.x
- Issue published online: 25 MAR 2010
- Article first published online: 25 MAR 2010
- Accepted for publication December 2009
- primary health care;
- prevention and intervention
Ibrahim K, Songwathana P, Boonyasopun U, Francis K. International Journal of Nursing Practice 2010; 16: 87–91 The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Indonesia: Does primary health care as a prevention and intervention strategy work?
The continuing increase in the number of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Indonesia is impacting on society. Various policies and strategies have been adopted and implemented to tackle this epidemic including primary health-care (PHC) initiatives. This paper describes the current HIV/AIDS epidemic in Indonesia and highlights a range of prevention and intervention initiatives introduced to limit the spread and impact of this disease factors, such as the characteristics of high-risk groups, the decentralization policy in the health sector, and the lack of skilled human resources and supplies in health centres have been identified as influencing access to health-care services among high-risk groups. Revitalization of a PHC approach coupled with adequate fiscal, infrastructure and human resources if addressed will increase of PLWHA and other risk groups to health care.