Main Organiser

Julius Centre University of Malaya

Co-organiser

Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malay

Supported by

University of Malaya

BEHAVIOR OF TRANSVESTITE PROSTITUTES TO HIV / AIDS IN MAKASSAR

Author

Puji, Esse

Institution

Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan Makassar Indonesia

Abstract

Objectives: The study aims to describe the knowledge, attitudes, and actions of transvestite prostitutes to HIV / AIDS.

Methods: This type of research is qualitative research, which is the companion of out risk informants from NGO Gaya Celebes and Transvestite prostitutes. Data were collected with in-depth interviews, observation, and document review.

Results: The results showed the informant knowledge about HIV / AIDS is less; the informant cannot distinguish the cause and manner of transmission of HIV / AIDS. Symptoms of HIV/AIDS are known by looking at their friend who died of HIV / AIDS. If any colleagues suffering from HIV / AIDS, they respond well to encourage and help to consult to a doctor. If there are customers who show symptoms of Sexual Communicable Disease, informants served by using condoms. If the informants feel pain, they take antibiotics or let themselves keep feeling pain and go to see a doctor if it is severe.

Conclusion: We conclude that the informant is still lacking of knowledge, attitudes towards HIV / AIDS is positive, and the action of transvestite prostitutes is using condoms.