HIV/AIDS Prevention

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Country Programme Action Plan Output:

Enhanced national capacity for planning, implementation and monitoring of prevention programmes to reduce sexual transmission of HIV.


The rate of new HIV infections in Indonesia continues to rise, although at a slower rate than in the past. There is no time to relent in efforts to stop the epidemic. UNFPA is working with the Government of Indonesia to continue to build capacity and scale up efforts to improve national HIV prevention programmes to reduce sexual transmission of HIV, with a particular focus on women and young people.

 

Linking Sexual and Reproductive Health to HIV

As a co-sponsor of UNAIDS, UNFPA takes a leading role in the prevention of sexual transmission of HIV, specifically supporting improved condom programmes and linking HIV responses with sexual and reproductive health services. UNFPA also focuses on prevention among vulnerable groups, specifically young people and women - two groups who are at increased risk of HIV infection. UNFPA aims to improve planning, implementation and monitoring of HIV prevention programmes to reduce sexual transmission of HIV in Indonesia.

 

UNFPA is contributing to the review of the guidelines on the National Response on HIV Prevention Through Sexual Transmission (PMTS) via policy reviews and dialogue with relevant partners. As part of this initiative, UNFPA in Indonesia is conducting a pilot programme linking the provision of sexual and reproductive health services with HIV prevention in two districts in Papua province.

 

Comprehensive Condom Programming

In collaboration with the National AIDS Commission, UNFPA is supporting a national strategy on the prevention of sexual transmission of HIV by promoting Comprehensive Condom Programming among key populations such as young people, sex workers and their clients. The model is designed to motivate those at risk of HIV infection to use male and/or female condoms by ensuring access to quality condoms, providing accurate information and encouraging consistent and correct condom usage. This approach includes strengthening service providers and developing relevant educational materials.

 

At the national and district levels, efforts will be focused on building capacity to include SRH-HIV linkages and Comprehensive Condom Programming in national plans and guidelines. UNFPA also aims to provide evidence and best practices from the district level (in Papua) to feed into national policy development as well as promote multi-sectoral coordination to contribute to the strengthening of the national PMTS programme.