Monday, February 05, 2007

Churches warn Papua of spreading HIV/AIDs virus

Papuan Churches Association (PGGP) have issued a circular warning Papuans of the danger of HIV/AIDS as the number of the cases is significantly high in Indonesia's eastern-most province. "The virus is a great treat to the lives of people in Papua land," said the circular issued on 27 January and signed by a number of church leaders. The Papuan HIV/AIDS Overseeing Committee recorded that there are 3,023 people infected by the incurable virus in last December. With 1,128 cases, Mimika regency is the worst region, followed by Merauke regency with 883 cases and Jayapura regency with 247 cases.

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