Jakarta--A leading Indonesian doctor has warned that the island resort of
Bali is a high-risk area for AIDS. Rachmat Sumantri, professor at a
private university, said the country's low number of AIDS cases should
not be allowed to foster complacency about the disease. Sumantri said
some doctors question Indonesia's low official figures--28 HIV
carriers--because of the country's large number of prostitutes, including
many male transvestites. Another doctor, Wibosono Sumarno of the West
Java health laboratory, also listed Bali as a high-risk area.