One in Four Bali Prostitutes ‘HIV-Positive’

DENPASAR

The number of known HIV/AIDS cases in Bali is soaring, with one in four prostitutes reported to be HIV-positive, an official said.

A new report by the National AIDS Commission said the number of HIV infections on the island had jumped almost 19 percent to 3,778 this year, with another 597 cases.

“The figure is only the tip of the iceberg… we estimate the actual number of cases to hover around 7,000 as many cases were unreported,” the commission’s spokesman in Bali, Nyoman Mangku Karmaya, said on Sunday.

“Many people are reluctant to go for medical check-ups as there’s still a stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS,” he said.

The number of cases this year has risen sharply from 1,253 cases in 2006 and 590 in 2004.

Karmaya said about 25 percent of the estimated 8,800 sex workers in Bali were infected with HIV this year, up from 23 percent last year, adding that the virus was transmitted from clients who refused to use condoms.

While describing the trend as “worrying,” he said most tourists visit Bali for the culture and scenery, not for sex.

“There might be some who get acquainted with the sex workers, but they’re aware about using condoms,” Karmaya said.

However, he warned that there could be more than 840 new infections in Bali every year if the spread is not contained.

“We will increase our efforts to provide more information and educate the sex workers as well as the public. We’ll also intensify campaigns promoting condom use,” he added.

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17 Responses to “One in Four Bali Prostitutes ‘HIV-Positive’”

  1. Bule Says:

    Indonesian women are between the most ugly in the world. Indonesien women in general look like little boys, dress like men and behave like little children in the kindergarden. So who cares about stupid Indonesian prostitutes? They are even worse than normal ones. And clients? There might be some locals that feel attracted by them, but certainly not a “bule”. Nobody can be that stupid, or not?

  2. Indonesian Says:

    You must be so ugly bule to say that Indonesian women are like men.
    You either a pedofile or zoophilia.
    go to hell…

  3. Indonesian Says:

    You ugly Bule, you should at least be polite, and give a little bit of a contructive critisism or advise..not bloody saying that indonesian women are ugly…you are the stupid fat, ugly, horrible bule.

  4. CC Says:

    At first I would have thought that Bule was xenophobe but his skill for profiling and his keen sense of taste, for, in general, I guess, women, hints that he or she must have traveled and was educated , sort of . So that makes him just plain old racist, not?

  5. Christophe Says:

    Not only is Bule racist, he’s cold.
    I think he is very disappointed about something….or someone, by the looks of it.
    Get help. Really.

  6. Benny Says:

    He is gay! And hates women that’s it! Indonesian women are amongst the prettiest on the planet. Not the hookers but the high class ones that act and dress like escorts.

  7. HIV Symptoms In Men Says:

    I think women from all races are both ugly and beautiful whether it be americans, europeans, arabs etc

  8. Allegra Says:

    This story has nothing to do with whether someone is good looking or not. The story is about the spread of aids in Bali and the seriousness of the issue. Bali certainly does not need more cases of HIV and hopefully these types of articles will increase westerners and locals awareness of HIV infection risks and the importance of safe sex.

  9. livewithpride Says:

    never stay with the prostitutes more than once time if you don’t want to feel attach with the rubbish they said to you…never give an email or phone number if you already married with beautiful children and not want to have nightmare to lose it because your stupid ‘prostitutes’ love everyone they fuck very well for catching any stupid man that slept with them, never believe them because i see a lot of life became miserable after they lost everything that important in their life because they think the lust is love….way toooo double stupid ‘moron’….remember all stupid idiotic man that like to make sex with prostitutes, once prostitutes is forever prostitites…world change people change but they just do it the same weather they pretending to not asking you money it just trick to treat you to think they are doing it because poor life or ‘my father inside hospital and near to die’ or whatever shit they try on other man thousand and thousand of time…practice make perfect!!!

  10. monyet Says:

    as hiv came from the monkey that means hiv came from the indonesian peoples?

    little brown monkeys swingin tree to tree searching for a little bule banana!

  11. smithy Says:

    @Bule
    Indonesian women are on average much more attractive than western women.Asian women in general are more attractive!
    They have beautiful tanned skin(without all the flaws that occur to fair skinned people) , sexy black eyes, and are much more feminine and petite than western women.
    They are also on average in much better shape physically and not obese.
    Lastly they retain their looks much longer than caucasians due to the extra melanine in the skin.
    As far as HIV who goes to Bali to get laid?
    Thanks to some selfish westerners who have spread the disease and had no regard for others health these poor women now have this horrid disease.
    If you must have sex use condoms as they do work.If you doubt this go to any aids site and read about the studys.There has never been one proven case of someone catching hiv from an encounter when condoms were properly used!
    I am a white caucasian, so am not biased if you were wondering.

  12. Bob Says:

    I have an Indonesian wife who is a complete slut who has been rooting around for years. The only reason I stayed was for my kids. She is lazy, dirty, wont work, and a complete whore. She only married me to come to Australia, and I was stupid enough to fall for her lies. My advise to aussie men is to stay well away from indonesian women as they are all the same- FUCKEN WHORES!!!!!

  13. Davo Says:

    Hi I think this article is a big load of bullshit
    the 25% stat is way over estimated just another
    warning probley written by a jelous western women
    who’s husband regularly visits Bali to treat himself
    to the tiny bali girls “tiny ” somthing western girls
    just can’t match

    I visit Bali 3 times every year and fuck one to
    two girls every night often with no condom
    and come inside them
    recently tested no HIV no disease so get real

  14. Natalie Says:

    Davo, you do realize that HIV can take 6 months to show up? (this is why the doctors make you go back to get your results in person, so they can explain this paradigm to you.)
    You could be positive and wont know until sometimes 6 months from contact. this is because the tests used in Australia are not that accurate. I would be careful if i were you, HIV is is for life.

  15. Tiffany Cheng Says:

    For the Bule who said Indonesian women are ugly, I don’t think it’s true. I’m Indonesian girl from Surabaya but I don’t think I’m ugly, others don’t think I’m ugly and some of the people said I’m quite attractive. I’ve seen a lot of good-looking Indonesian women from all over, including here in Surabaya.

    And not all of us are that easy, Indonesian women can be very nice and well educated too.

  16. Kunny... Says:

    Hey everybody…..ummmm Im thinking about doing “ESL”work in indonesia in the future.Im also thinking about being a missionary(from a messianic background)and I seriously would want to try and convert indonesian muslims to the love and mercy of jesus christ(YESHUA)because muslims seriously need “YESHUA”to make them more peaceful as well as to gurantee them a better form of slavation!!!Im not really interested in finding a future wife there but I would certainly not marry a muslim woman(OUT OF THE QUESTION!!!)however I would certainly consider the possibilty of marrying a christian indonesian woman.

  17. andy Says:

    indonesian women ugly and fat

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