HIV/AIDS in Indonesian Papua

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The two provinces of Papua and West Papua are the worst affected by a growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in Indonesia. The country saw the HIV incidence rate, i.e. the number of new infections per year, increase by 25% between 2001 and 2011. UNAIDS reports that 380,000 people are reportedly living with HIV across the country with Papua and West Papua provinces showing the highest occurrence rates.

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