Please login to the form below

Not currently logged in
Email:
Password:

Indonesia considers tagging HIV-infected patients with microchips

Officials in the remote Indonesian province of Papua say they are considering a controversial measure to insert microchips into people with HIV/AIDS as a way of better monitoring their behaviour and sexual activities.

Officials in the remote Indonesian province of Papua say they are considering a controversial measure to insert microchips into people with HIV/AIDS as a way of better monitoring their behaviour and sexual activities.

Member of Parliament John Manasang said: "We need to make a major breakthrough to speed up the fight against AIDS in Papua." said member of Parliament John Manansang.

Lawmakers will likely consider public opinion before discussing the draft bylaw with the local government and seeking to enact it.

However, the Papua chapter of the National AIDS Commission has slammed the proposal as a violation of human rights. It says any form of identification of people with HIV/AIDS violates human rights.

Indonesia has one of Asia's fastest growing HIV rates through drug use and prostitution. Papua's HIV rate is 15 times the national average.

3rd August 2007

Share

PMEA Awards 2020

COVID-19 Updates and Daily News

Featured jobs

PMHub

Add my company
Blue Latitude Health

Blue Latitude Health is a creative marketing consultancy. Founded in 2003, our combination of heritage, approach and capability gives us...

Latest intelligence

Live webinar:
The power of a good story: Turn your insights into effective storytelling with data visualisation...
clinical research org
The important role of CROs in shaping the future of clinical research across Europe
Looking at the impact of COVID-19 on clinical research activities...
What’s in it for me? How to engage, motivate and support staff with internal training at OPEN Health
...

Infographics