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 · Damaged in Delivery
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

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


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


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
Trip the Light Fantastic
Tango in Paradise – Masters of Dance to Perform in Bali Saturday, November 26, 2016
RIP: Sri Pitono: 1964-2016
Veteran Bali Travel Industry Member Sri Pitono Dies at Age 52
A Fatal Fall
English Hiker Falls to His Death on Mount Abang in Bali
Fatally Flawed Connection
Nine Dead and Many Injured as Pedestrian Bridge Collapses Connecting Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan
Bali’s Better on a Bicycle
Bali is the venue for a Cross Country Cycling event scheduled for Saturday, November 19, 2016
Forgive, But Never Forget
Governor Pastika Calls for Forgiveness at 14th Anniversary of 2002 Bali Bombing
When a Lake Becomes a Trash Bin
People of the Ancient Village of Terunyan at Lake Batur in Bali Discard Garbage in the Lake as Garbage No Longer Collected by Local Authorities
Bridges are Falling
Bridge Collapse in West Bali Isolates Communities and Businesses in Tabanan
Be of Good Cheer!
Rotary Club Bali Ubud Sunset Christmas Buffet Fundraiser on Sunday, December 4, 2016
Baksheesh Relief?
Special Team Formed to Battle Illegal Kickbacks Paid to Bali Police
Aborted Landing
Bali Airport Closes for 1.5 Hours to Make Emergency Runway Repairs
Charity as a Stretch
Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali hosts Family Yoga Session on the Beach for UNICEF on Sunday, November 27, 2016.
All [News]!