BALI PEDULI was formed in 2011 by a group of concerned Bali residents under the guidance of Dr. Steve Wignall, MD. Dr. Wignall is an HIV physician and clinical researcher; National Policy Advisor for M2M HIV policy to the Indonesian National AIDS Commission and Senior Medical Advisor to the Clinton Foundation’s efforts to increase access to treatment for HIV+ people in Papua Province. Yayasan Bali Peduli received its final legal status as a charity from the government of Indonesia in 2013. BALI PEDULI programs include CLINICAL SERVICES, HIV OUTREACH/SUPPORT, POSITIVE LIVING, HIV EDUCATION.
The PAUL LATOURELL HOUSE BALI PEDULI in Denpasar provides HIV services primarily to the key population in the Kuta, Seminyak, and Denpasar areas. KLINIK ANGGREK at Puskesmas II Ubud Sayan provides HIV/STI testing and treatment for the Gianyar regency and has a particular focus on pregnant women, women, and children, female sex workers, MSM, and IV drug users.
Outreach workers serve as buddies to provide support to people living with HIV (PLWH) who need assistance adjusting to medications or needing linkages to support services. The Positive Living program provides support to HIV+ women with children, HIV+ children who have been orphaned by parents deceased due to HIV.
The HIV Education program does presentations in Banjars, community groups, schools, and youth groups.
BALI PEDULI has been funded to date by generous private contributions, and grants from AusAID, AmFar (NYC), La Lucciola, the Elizabeth Taylor Foundation for AIDS, Mel Wolf Foundation (US), Rotary Bali Ubud Sunset, and cash/in-kind lab equipment and supplies from Alere Corporation and MedQuest. The Ministry of Health of Indonesia provides free anti-retroviral drugs, drugs for treating sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and test kits, and reagents for HIV and STI testing to Bali Peduli.