Many of the housewives get infected by their husbands after had sex with sex workers or used non-sterile needles when injecting drugs.
Most of the housewives feel secure as they only have sex with their husbands, so they did not use a condom, without knowing that their husband was infected with the HIV virus. Melly Windi Lianti, Program Manager of the Association of Indonesian Positive Women, said that female sex workers are more aware of the dangers of contracting the HIV virus, so they usually take precautions by using a condom during sex. Most housewives are not aware of this issue at all.
All of us have to be more aware about HIV/AIDS and this news should be a reminder as that everybody has the possibility to get infected by HIV. For husbands and wives this means: get yourself checked to see whether you are infected by HIV or not. Stay informed and keep safe!