Indonesia Jails Sex Workers for Month of Ramadan

Sex workers and the police in Indonesia

Sex workers being 'netted' by East Jakarta Satpol PP officers on Friday (5 August 2011). After a fight they were taken to a detention centre called Ceger Social Institution, Cipayung. “Based on the governor’s instruction, those who caught will not be freed until Eid ul Fitr.”

HIV and Sex Work in Indonesia

This UNAIDS publication explores the epidemic in Indonesia.

Although the prevalence of HIV in the general population is low (0.2%) and is mainly concentrated among injecting drug users (IDUs) in Jakarta, West Java and Bali, the epidemic has now spread to other key populations at higher risk such as non‐injecting partners of IDUs, sex workers and their clients.

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