Anti-gay sentiment seen threatening Indonesia’s goal to end AIDS by 2030

By Beh Lih Yi JAKARTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Growing anti-gay sentiment in Indonesia could hamper efforts to combat fast-rising HIV infections among one of the most at-risk groups, threatening the country’s target to end an AIDS epidemic by 2030, a senior official has warned. Although new infections have been falling globally, Indonesia is one country where they are on the rise as the disease spreads rapidly among gay men and other men who have had sex with men (MSM) over the past decade. “In terms of number, MSM is the fastest growing (group),” the commission’s secretary Kemal Siregar told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
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