Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Damaged in Delivery
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
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

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Damaged in Delivery

Estimate 500 Pregnant Women Annually Infected with HIV


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, HIV, AIDS, rates of infection, pregnant women, Denpasar, Buleleng, ARV, Dewa Nyoman Wirawan, Bali HIV/AIDS Commission, Antiretroviral medications, ARV
Click Image to Enlarge

(8/31/2012)

Bali Daily (Jakarta Post) reports that an estimated one percent of women pregnant in Bali are infected with the HIV/AIDS virus. In real terms, this is equivalent to around 500 infected mothers each year.

Dewa Nyoman Wirawan of the Bali HIV/AID Commission blames the infections of pregnant mothers on the promiscuous sexual practices of husbands who infect their wives and unborn children.

Said Wirawan who is a epidemiologist from Udayana University: “From around 500 pregnant mothers who are estimated to be HIV positive, about half of them, or 250 mothers, would have HIV positive newborns.”

Babies born to HIV positive parents can only be absolutely determined to be similarly infected after six months of life when symptoms begin to manifest in the babies.

Wirawan said that stopping the spread of HIV in Bali is the reluctance of local doctors to test for the disease and then the limited treatment facilities for those determined to be infected. At present, treatment is limited to Bali’s main general hospital in Denpasar with efforts underway to establish centers for HIV treatment in Singaraja, Bangli and Karangasem regencies.

Patients with access to Antiretroviral medications (ARV) in the early stages of their infection can lead largely normal lives and suppress the chance of infecting others by 90%.

Statistics from Bali health officials indicate 74.4% of HIV infections arise through heterosexual contact, 12.79% through intravenous drug use, 3.9% via homosexual contact and 0.03 through unhygienic tattoos.

40% of HIV infections occur to people aged 20-29 years; with 35.76% to people aged 30 to 39 years; and 3.34% to children and infants under the age of 4 years.

Most HIV cases (40.3%) occur in the capital of Denpasar and 19.91% in the North Bali regency of Buleleng.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
 
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
Bid Expectation from a Mini-Mart
Jakarta to Host 2016 Pacific Asia travel Association Travel Mart in Jakarta
(9/5/2015)
Taking Root in Nusa Dua
'Human Roots' Ė Organic Sculptures by Mickael Obrenovitch a Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Through December 4, 2015
(9/5/2015)
Baliís New Chief of Police
Sugeng Priyanto Named as New Chief of Police for Bali
(9/5/2015)
Just Trying to Keep the Customer Satisfied
Bali Airport Customers Greeted with Music, Dance and One-Thousand Roses on National Customer Day
(9/5/2015)
In the Cross Hairs
Tabanan Bali Officials Now Using Air-powered Rifles to Eliminate Stray Dogs
(9/5/2015)
Growing Anger Over Reckless Development
Local Activists Demand Zoning and Building Codes at Hotel Kempinski be Strictly Enforced
(9/4/2015)
Seeking Visa Status Parity
Government Seeking to Enlarge List of Countries that Extend Visa-Free Status to Indonesians
(9/4/2015)
Back in the USSR
Russian Man Dealing with Bali Police after Unfurling Soviet-era Hammer & Sickle Flag
(9/4/2015)
Bali Chosen for World Financial Summit
2018 World Bank Meeting to be Held in Bali in October 2018
(9/4/2015)
Dusting Off July
Despite Frequent Closures by Volcanic Dust, Bali Airport Handled Record Number of Flights and Passengers in July 2015
(9/4/2015)
A Scar on Baliís Face
Bali Raga Wisata Accused of Illegal Defacement of Ungasan Escarpment
(9/4/2015)
Tina and Theo
Grand Nikko Bali Announces Two Key Appointments to Head Sales and Food & Beverage
(9/4/2015)
All [News]!