Aksi Stop AIDS Program (ASA)

Category 2

The Aksi Stop AIDS (ASA) Project, the centerpiece of FHI's portfolio in Indonesia, is designed to assist the National AIDS Commission and the Ministry of Health to respond the expanding HIV/AIDS epidemic in Indonesia in the most appropriate and effective ways possible.

Goal of the Practice
  • Result Area 1: Increased Intervention Coverage and Use of Risk Reduction Behaviors, Practices, and Services.
  • Result Area 2: Improving IAs Ability to Self Assess and Enhance Programs.
  • Result Area 3: Strengthening the Institutional Response.
  • Result Area 4: Implementing Second Generation Biological and Behavior STI/HIV/AIDS Surveillance.
Core Components
  • Promote appropriate behavior change through the "ABC" approach
  • Implement a prevention--to--care continuum to increase access to all necessary services with appropriate referral among implementing organizations
  • Employ evidence-based decision-making to guide program development and adaptation
  • Work within existing structures to achieve scale
  • Encourage greater involvement of target populations
Noteworthy Results
  • Comprehensive interventions organized with over 100 partner NGOs throughout ten target provinces, including 30 faith-based organizations.
  • Behavior change activities currently reaching over 17,500 female sex workers, 536,000 clients, 11,000 men who have sex with men, and 2,200 injecting drug users.
  • A nationwide mass media prevention marketing campaign utilizing TV, radio and print.
  • Network of 27 STI clinics established throughout target areas, all using standard protocols and quality control.
  • National guidelines for HIV treatment, care and support in place with extensive training program for health care providers.
Lessons Learned
  • Outreach Workers who have a good understanding of their audience tend to increase the credibility of their organizations among the beneficiaries.
  • Effective campaigns are sensitive to religious and cultural issues and also target the myths and stigmas attached to condoms.
  • The most effective and efficient way to reach clients and promote condom use is through mass media campaigns rather than community events.
  • Involving religious leaders from the early stage makes it is easier to introduce new programs into their ongoing ones.
  • Gradual phasing in of implementing partners is more likely to lead to high-quality proposals and good management than a rapid jump start.
Focus Areas
Implemented By
Family Health International
Participating Organization
  • Ministry of Health's Center for Disease Control and the Government's AIDS Commissions at all levels
  • Over 100 Indonesian NGOs
  • International organizations and private sector partners.
Target Population
  • General Public
  • Sex Workers (SW)
  • Injecting Drug Users (IDU)
  • Men who have Sex with Men (MSM)
  • People Living with HIV (PLWH)
> 50000
Implementation Years
10/2000 - 12/2008