Opportunistic infection of HIV-infected/AIDS patients in Indonesia: problems and challenge.

Herdiman T. Pohan

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Infectious diseases are one of the biggest health-problem in the world, while HIV/AIDS itself ranks second in mortality. The latest situation shows a remarkable increase of HIV/AIDS cases in Indonesia. About 90.000 to 130.000 people in Indonesia are predicted of being infected with HIV nowadays. HIV may progress to AIDS as patient's immune status decreases. As well to the condition, opportunistic infections will occur and eventually it may lead to death. An efficient and effective approach in early detection and proper management of opportunistic infections, followed with sufficient anti retroviral administration, may reduce mortality. Other approaches in managing HIV/AIDS and opportunistic infections are needed to support a complete and holistic management for patients with HIV. Full participation from family, medical experts, government and public is strictly a must to overcome this problem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-173
Number of pages5
JournalActa medica Indonesiana
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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