Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Bali's War on AIDS/HIV
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

++62 361 286 283

++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)

U.K. Fax:

Australian Fax:

++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

Bali News

Bali's War on AIDS/HIV

Bali to Launch Methadone Clinic to Help Reduce the Spread of AIDS/HIV by Intravenous Drug Users.

Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge


In order to increase the effectiveness of the ongoing war on AIDS/HIV being waged in Bali, the Commission for the Control and Prevention of AIDS (KPA) is preparing to open a methadone clinic.

According to a leader in AIDS/HIV prevention in Bali, Professor Dr. Dewa Nyoman Wirawan, quoted on Tempo Interaktif,, the clinic will greatly facilitate methadone treatment on the island.

What is Methadone?

A proven safe and effective treatment for those undergoing narcotic withdrawal and dependence, methadone is a synthetic narcotic that has been used for treating opioid addiction for more than 30 years. Methadone's ability to "occupy" dopamine receptors allows addicts to eliminate their need for heroin as a step in escaping their drug-dependent behavior.

Taken orally twice a day, methadone helps heroin addicts avoid painful withdrawal symptoms. Cravings for heroine and related drugs are reduced, while patients learn to live without the euphoric rush provided by their earlier drug habit as they adopt new behavior less disruptive than that common among heroin users.

While methadone users trade one opioid dependency for another, methadone patients are able to slowly, sometimes over a period of years, reduce their dependency on methadone and affect a complete recovery.

The Bali Methadone Clinic

The total estimated cost of the Bali Methadone Clinic is Rp. 900 million (approximately US$100,000), including the cost of methadone pills for the first two years. 45% of this total cost will be covered by the Government of Bali with the remainder by Global Fund - an international assistance agency.

Currently methadone treatment in Bali is limited to the Sanglah General Hospital (RSUP) and a program for drug users at Bali's Kerobokan Prison.

Because of the ever-present danger that those in a methadone treatment program will try to dissolve their daily dosage into a liquid form for injection into their bloodstreams, methadone is always ingested in the presence of a Doctor or other medical personnel.

AIDS/HIV in Bali

Medical authorities in Bali estimate that there are 3,000 HIV sufferers in Bali, 1,900 of which were infected while using intravenous illicit drugs.

© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to


Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!

Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!

or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Bali's Best Dining and Bars
Baliís Best Restaurants, Bars, And Cafes 2015 Crowned
Pray for Rain
Extended Drought Threatens Severe Water Shortage in Kuta and Other Areas of Bali
Double Bladed Consequence
Italian Tourist Goes berserk and Attacks Warung Owner with a Knife in Sanur Bali
A Night at the Museum
Baliís Arma Museum Named the Nationís Best Privately Owned Museum
Keeping Ahead of the Wave
New Tsunami Early Warning System Tower at Kedungu Brings to 9 the Total Number of Tsunami Warning Towers in Bali.
Needed: Stroke of Good Luck
New Kuta Golf Course 8th Anniversary October 10-11, 2015
A Ban on Reclamation?
Maritime Affairs Minister Announces Plans for a Moratorium on Reclamation of Seashores Nationwide
Liberalizing Indonesiaís Cruise Sector
Foreign Flagged Cruise Ships Allowed to Carry Domestic Passengers
Dogs Tied to a Poll
Bali Post Conducts Public Opinion Survey on Governmentís Response to the Rabies Crisis
Everything on your Plate
Police and provincial Authorities Warn that Motor Vehicles Staying More than 3 Months in Bali Must Convert to Local Police License Plates
Pearls of Wisdom
Pearls of North Bali and the Women Who Fashion Them at Living Lobby Art Exhibition Masters Showcase at Conrad Bali Resort Through January 10, 2015
When Kids Communicate and Collaborate
Global Issues Network Conference in Bali October 16-18, 2015
All [News]!