(From The Jakarta Post)
Virtually unknown just a decade ago, drug use through injection is now a major source of HIV infection in Indonesia, which now affects 43,000 people, 9,000 of whom are women, the latest report on the AIDS epidemic revealed on Tuesday.
Titled The AIDS Epidemic Update: December 2002, the report said that the women were infected sexually by men who inject drugs.
The agency added that the vast majority of injecting drug users (IDUs) were male, and behavioral data indicated that over two-thirds of them were sexually active.
The report, published by the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World …