Proceedings of the International Conference of Health Development. Covid-19 and the Role of Healthcare Workers in the Industrial Era (ICHD 2020)

The Level of Public Knowledge About HIV/AIDS With the Stigma of PLWHA: Cross Sectional Study

Authors
Cionia Clovianthy Manjaw, Sondang Ratnauli Sianturi
Corresponding Author
Sondang Ratnauli Sianturi
Available Online 25 November 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.201125.038How to use a DOI?
Keywords
HIV/AIDS, Knowledge, PLWHA, Stigma
Abstract
Background. The Stigma that HIV/AIDS was something embarrassing and was a contagious disease, made the PLWHA unwilling to be open and ashamed if they have to go to health care to get treatment. The Stigma created often occurs because of a person’s knowledge of HIV/AIDS is insufficient. The purpose of this research was to determine the relationship between the level of public knowledge about HIV/AIDS with the stigma of PLWHA in Tangerang. Method. This research used a descriptive correlational design with a cross-sectional approach. Data was collected using a questionnaire on the variable level of community knowledge about HIV/AIDS and stigma on PLWHA. The sample in this research used total sampling with 150 respondents aged 17-60 years and reside in RW 010. The statistical test used in this study was Kendall’s Tau C Test. Result. The results of this study are known to have a good level of knowledge of 55.3%, 43.4% good enough, and 1.3% bad knowledge, in addition to the low stigma of 94.7% and high stigma of 5.3% of PLWHA. The results of the bivariate analysis showed that there was no correlation between the level of public knowledge about HIV / AIDS and the stigma of PLWHA (p-value = 0.063). Conclusion. Hopefully, related institutions, such as health service officials and other health services, can provide encouragement or motivation to the community so that they can receive information about HIV/AIDS which can help the stigma problem in the PLWHA.
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PY  - 2020
DA  - 2020/11/25
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