Since the first case of HIV/AIDS in Indonesia in 1987, infections have spread rapidly and it has become a concentrated epidemic in six provinces: Bali, Jakarta, West Java, East Java Papua and Riau; with similar trends in a number of other provinces.
In the effort to ensure that the epidemic does not become more widespread and spread to the general population (generalized epidemic) and become a national threat, today, Monday 19th January we who came together in Sentani in the province of Papua in the framework of a Coordinating Meeting of the National AIDS Commission with the six priority provinces for AIDS control in Indonesia with awareness and responsibility declare agreement to fight HIV/AIDS through a National Movement with the following endeavours:
Promotion of condom use in all risky sexual activities with a goal of achieving 50 percent coverage by 2005.
Implement harm reduction against injecting drug use.
Strive to provide HIV/AIDS treatment including use of ARVs to a minimum of 5,000 people with HIV/AIDS in 2004.
Strive to reduce stigma and discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS.
Set up AIDS Commissions at District/Town level and ensure that they function.
Make efforts to provide legal basis and budgets for implementation of these HIV/AIDS control activities.
Speed up real efforts in HIV/AIDS control with consideration of all concrete aspects (such as: education, prevention, IEC, and religious instruction) that are known to be effective in the achieving these endeavours.
We are aware that the successful AIDS control efforts are an investment that must be made to protect the Indonesian nation from a worsening situation.
Sentani, 19 January 2004
Heads of the National AIDS Commission (NAC):
Last update: 16 May 2008