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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

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