Indonesia's Health Ministry says it lacks the funding to establish sufficient services for the growing number of people living with HIV/AIDS, especially in the province of Papua.
According to the Ministry, there are currently 154 HIV/AIDS treatment centres and 528 counselling and testing centres in the nation.
The Jakarta Post, says the problem is exacerbated by dispersion: 40 of the centres are in Jakarta, but Papua, which has the largest population of people living with HIV/AIDS in Indonesia, has just four.
The Health Ministry says in 2007 the Ministry planned to build a total of 235 treatment units, but a lack of funding and difficulties in building in areas with poor infrastructure have hampered their efforts.
It says it hopes to build at least one treatment centre in each regency.