Kirby Institute Seminar Series presents
In this seminar, Dr Wulandari and Dr Bavinton will provide an overview of the HIV epidemic in Bali, Indonesia, and present research data on two key populations affected by HIV in that setting. First, men who purchase sex (MWPS) are identified as a key priority population for HIV prevention, yet in Indonesia, HIV testing rates are <10% among the 5.2 million MWPS in this country. Dr Wulandari will present some of the key findings of her thesis where she explores the uptake and acceptability of HIV self-testing among MWPS, when offered at brothels by lay workers. Second, men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (known locally as waria) are also a priority population for HIV prevention in Indonesia. In Bali, HIV prevalence has increased substantially in this population, yet there are limited behavioural data. Dr Bavinton will present results from a behavioural survey conducted with MSM and waria in 2018.