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Doctor Says Indonesia's Bali Resort Is an AIDS Risk Area


Reuter (05/06/91)

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.


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