Indonesia is one of the countries in the world reporting a rising number of new HIV infections in recent years, with a profile similar to countries with concentrated epidemics.
There are currently estimated to be 640,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Indonesia.
In 2019 the Ministry of Health (MOH) reported that 38% of cases were among women.
This is worrying since the chance of transmission, particularly from mothers to child can be greatly reduced with proper treatment prior to or during pregnancy.
Elimination of new HIV infections among children can be achieved through the Prevention of Mother To Child Transmission (PMTCT) program where HIV prevention, diagnosis and treatment are provided to young girls, women living with HIV and pregnant women that have not been tested with HIV.