03 Nov '11, 10am

Indonesia's gay and transgender community hails 1st clinic

Indonesia's gay and transgender community hails 1st clinic

Motorcyclists ride past Indonesia's first health clinic for the gay and transgender communitee, Bali Medika Clinic in Denpasar, on the resort island of Bali on Nov 3, 2011. Indonesia's gay and transgender community hailed the opening of its first dedicated health clinic, as officials battle a soaring HIV rate in the Muslim majority nation. -- PHOTO: AFP KUTA, Indonesia (AFP) - Indonesia's gay and transgender community on Thursday hailed the opening of its first dedicated health clinic, as officials battle a soaring HIV rate in the Muslim majority nation. The clinic on the Indonesian island of Bali, the first of its kind in the country, has received nearly 100 patients since it swung open its doors in early October, clinic administrator Dewa Nyoman Wirawan told AFP. 'They tend to think twice before seeking treatment at public health centres as they often have an unpleasant ...

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