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from THE JAKARTA POST -- WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2010 -- PAGE 5 Hospitals in regions are still reluctant to operate on pregnant women with HIV/AIDS because of fears the virus could contaminate surgical equipment, a forum says.
A medical practitioner from Riau told a seminar organized by Pelita Ilmu Foundation in Jakarta on Tuesday that there were only two hospitals in his province willing to perform cesarean operations on women with HIV/AIDS.
The procedure is encouraged to prevent HIV transmission from the mother to the newborn.
A participant from Papua also reported that only four out of 19 regencies and municipalities in the province applied the prevention …