A man is caned for being in a same-sex relationship in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Fears of such reprisals are keeping many gay men away from necessary health services in the region. Photo: EPA

Indonesia cracks down on gays ... and fuels its HIV epidemic

Amid an explosion of infections, a hardline stance on homosexuality is making treatment a risky business

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A man is caned for being in a same-sex relationship in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Fears of such reprisals are keeping many gay men away from necessary health services in the region. Photo: EPA
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Jeffrey Hutton

Jeffrey Hutton

Jeff is based in Jakarta where he specializes in political, economic and human rights issues. He got his start in the late 1990s in Tokyo where he was a subeditor at the English edition of the Mainichi Shimbun. He went on to join Bloomberg News in Tokyo and then the Australian Financial Review in Sydney. Recently he started satupelangi.org, a website devoted to LGBT issues in Indonesia.