Wijayanti, F., Tarmizi, S. N., Tobing, V., Nisa, T., Akhtar, M., Trihandini, I., & Djuwita, R. (2016). From the Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals. The response to the HIV epidemic in Indonesia: challenges and opportunities. Journal of Virus Eradication, 2(4), 27-31.
This article focuses on the current state of HIV epidemic in Indonesia which has the potential of HIV epidemic concentrated among key population, and as of 2015, the coverage of HIV treatment by healthcare sectors have expanded throughout Indonesia, prioritizing on high-burden. Such expansion includes the strengthening of health promotions and preventions, higher distribution rate of Antiretroviral (ARV) and also sterile syringe for PWIDs, and other means regarding the improvement on HIV healthcare services. The authors reflect on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) report to assess the improvement that have been achieved, one of which is the decentralization of ARV distribution in Indonesia. Though some challenges in terms of reducing transmission and increasing health promotion have been implied in the article, further discussion about social barriers on implementing HIV healthcare programs is highly needed to hopefully achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) set for 2030.