Bali Peduli has been nominated for the “Saleduck Charity Campaign 2016”, which runs from 1 July 2016 to 31 January 2017. Please vote for us here: www.saleduck.co.id as your favourite not-for-profit organisation.
Due to limited funding and the rising cost of reagents and operating expenses, We are implementing a new charge policy for non-Indonesians beginning 1 September 2016. The following is our fee schedule which is still far less expensive than commercial labs, local hospitals & local clinics. Services for Indonesians will continue to be offered free of charge.
HIV + Syphilis: Rp. 300.000,-
Syphilis Follow-up titer: Rp. 100.000,-
STIs (Urethral, Vaginal & Anal Swab): Rp. 150.000,-
CD4: Rp. 200.000,-
HIV Viral Load: Rp. 650.000,-
HIV Qualitative PCR for diagnosis: Rp. 650.000,-
Hepatitis B (HBsAg): Rp. 100.000,-
Hepatitis C (Anti HCV): Rp. 120.000,-
Urine Protein for PrEP monitoring: Rp. 25.000,-
12 February 2016
In early January we were at last able to open a new clinic in Denpasar – the Paul Latourell Bali Peduli Clinic.
In January 2016, in its first month of operation, this new clinic has seen 53 new patients. Of these, 15 tested positive for HIV and are now able to access the treatment they need through the clinic.
29 December 2015
Bali Peduli is very pleased to announce the opening of a new clinic in 2016. The Paul Latourell Bali Peduli Clinic in Denpasar will open on the 4th of January.
Bali Peduli would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Think Pink Nails for their generous donation of 30 million Rupiah.
Think Pink Nails is a New York City style nail parlor in Bali. They pride themselves on bringing a glimpse of the Big Apple lifestyle to the island of the Gods by offering moderately priced, immaculate and indulging manicures and pedicures in an alluring ambiance of a nail boutique environment.
21 December 2015
Komisi Penanggulangan AIDS Daerah (KPAD) Gianyar has collaborated with Yayasan Bali Peduli to provide support to 10 HIV+ children from Gianyar.
16 November 2015
The evidence grows stronger… we need to be thinking about PrEP
At the recent Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle, USA researchers added to the continuing body of evidence that ‘pre-exposure prophylaxis’ or PrEP can prevent most new HIV infections among those with high risk behaviors. The combination pill including tenofovir and emtricitabine, two commonly used antiretroviral drugs has been shown effective and well tolerated.
It’s been a big year for Bali Peduli! Both of our current clinics have seen increased demand for HIV testing and STI services.
Below is a summary of our clinic statistics from January – September 2015.
Klinik Anggrek – Ubud
• Total visits: 972 (394 men, 578 men)
• New patients: 1,333
• HIV Tested: 1,337; new diagnosed HIV+: 44
• STI Tested: 1,556; new diagnosed STI+: 153
• CD4 Tested: 192
• Patients on ARV Treatment: 106
Klinik Bali Medika – Kuta
• Total Visits: 3,164 visits (3,147 men & 17 women)
• New Patients: 567
• HIV Tested: 1,144; new diagnosed HIV+:142
• STI Tested: 1,485; new diagnosed STI+: 361
• CD4 tested: 421
• Patients on ARV Treatment: 258
• 419 people living with HIV (PLWH) supported through the Buddy Program
• 60 PLWH supported from the Positive Living Fund Program
• 7 mobile clinic events in Gianyar Regency
• 29 education sessions conducted with total participants 1,136
• 2,610 individuals who received information from YBP staff
• 6,482 condoms & 2,258 lubricants distributed
2015 has been an exceedingly busy year for Bali Peduli. The year-end stats reflects the growing demand for our services.Klinik Anggrek – UbudTotal visits: 3,140New patients: 1,757HIV tested: 1,726; new diagnosed HIV+: 64STI tested: 2,034; new diagnosed STI+: 204CD4 tested: 296Patients on ARV: 120Klinik Bali Medika – KutaTotal visits: 5,188New patients: 805HIV tested: 1,547; new diagnosed HIV+: 197STI tested: 2,065; new diagnosed STI+: 487CD4 tested: 547Patients on ARV: 400Outreach ServicesPLWH (people living with HIV) supported:Buddy program: 611Positive Living Fund: 61Mobile testing:Gianyar regency: 16Education:Group sessions: 30Participants: 1,226Individual sessions: 4,603Distributed:Condoms: 10,839Lubricants: 3,010March 2016
5 November 2015
Bali Peduli has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Indonesian Red Cross – City of Denpasar, known as Palang Merah Indonesia Kota Denpasar in Bahasa Indonesia.
The MOU formalizes the relationship between Bali Peduli and Indonesian Red Cross who are united in preventing the spread of HIV.
21 October 2015Yesterday, on the 20th of October 2015, our team conducted education and testing at Karangasem Prison.Bali Peduli has been working with Gianyar Prison for over a year now, providing regular HIV testing and education sessions with new inmates.As a result of the success of this program with the Gianyar Prison, Bali Peduli was invited by Kangarasem Prison to implement a similar program with their inmates.
16 October 2015 Bali Peduli’s annual fundraiser at La Lucciola has exceeded all expectations. We are grateful and humbled by all of the support.
Bali Peduli provides regular HIV testing for inmates at Gianyar Prison (Rutan Gianyar) through mobile clinics.
Mobile Clinics are important for testing people with high HIV risks who may not otherwise be abe to make it to a clinic to be tested, such as prisoners.
14 September 15
On Saturday night (12 September), Yayasan Bali Peduli conducted a mobile clinic to provide HIV and STI testing in a kafe not far from the centre of Ubud.
According to Bali Peduli’s Chairperson, Lily Wardoyo, in Gianyar regency there are about 30 kafes (illegal night time cafés/bars/brothels) and more than 200 ‘unofficial’ sex workers.
10 September 2015
Yayasan Bali Peduli is extremely grateful to be the recipient of an IDR 14,000,000 donation from Bali G-Slam Tennis Tournament.
The 5th annual Bali G-Slam Tennis Tournament selected Bali Peduli as their charity of choice for 2015, presenting a check for IDR 14,000,000 in proceed donations.
Already, 2015 has been a successful year. In late March we launched Bali Peduli Muda; a program to raise awareness for sexual health and gender issues with Balinese teenagers, and, were selected as the event charity for the 2015 Bali G-Slam Tennis Tournament. In program news, both Klinik Anggrek (Ubud) and Klinik Bali Medika (Kuta) have seen increased demand for HIV and STI testing services. The follow table shows the clinic and outreach results for the first 6-months of 2015.
7 September 2015
Yayasan Bali Peduli bids farewell to Dr Uta Wijaya who will pursue further studies in the United Kingdom.
Before I was left without a job, a dear friend of mine told me about a gay gathering off Phuket, Thailand in the beginning of the year 2014.
Of course, when I first decided to join (before my previous life was over), I did want to find sex and love at the event. However, after the HIV diagnosis, I did not think it was a good idea (plus, I needed to save what little money I had left).
Kids, I’m going to tell you an incredible story. The story of how I met my husbro. This gonna take a while so you might want to get comfortable. Make a good cup of tea. Grab the cookie jar.
You see, before I met my husbro, I had a different life. That is, a life before I was HIV-positive or, to be precise, before I found out about my HIV status.
It’s an old cliché, but like all cliches, it’s the truth – your life can change in the blink of an eye.
Looking back, I should’ve been able to avoid HIV. I mean, I watched Philadelphia when I was still in elementary school so I was pretty much familiar with the matter. In the 1990s I watched several episodes of Kupu-Kupu Ungu (Purple Butterfly). In case you forgot, Kupu-Kupu Ungu is a local TV series that attempted to raise HIV/AIDS awareness and funded by Ford Foundation and the Health Ministry.
On top of that, when I was barely 17 years old I attended an HIV workshop. I know all the dos and don’ts.
The harsh truth of gay dating life is that there is no “lifeguard on duty.” Yes, “swim at your own risk” because no one will stop you even when you get too close to “sharks.” The only thing that you can rely on is that little voice inside your head. Remember Olivia Pope from Scandal? If you are familiar with this character from the American political thriller TV series, you’d remember how her gut would tell her everything she need to know. Her gut is never wrong.
I’d say the same thing to you: Listen to what your gut is telling you. Trust your gut.
Medical Service Unit – Ubud
• Total visits: 745
• New patients: 288
• HIV Tested: 185; HIV+: 20
• STI Tested: 75; STI+: 29
• CD4 Tests: 75
• Patients on ARV: 13
Medical Service Unit – Denpasar
• Total visits: 177
• New patients: 148
• HIV Tested: 133; HIV+: 31
• STI Tested: 63; STI+: 19
• CD4 Tests: 32
• Patients on ARV: 6
• PLWH (people living with HIV) supported:
Buddy Program: 105
Positive Living Fund: 5
• Support group sessions: 4
• Individuals who received information from YBP staff: 864