HIV Stigma among Clinical Medical Students in East Java, Indonesia

Firas Farisi Alkaff, - and Adila Taufik Syamlan, - and Presstisa Gifta Axelia, - and Jovian Philip Swatan, - and Sulistiawati, - (2020) HIV Stigma among Clinical Medical Students in East Java, Indonesia. Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development, 11 (1). pp. 1113-1118. ISSN 0976-5506

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Background: HIV-related stigma is considered as major barrier for controlling the spread of HIV/AIDS. People living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) that experienced stigma were less likely to disclose their HIV status to their sexual partners and health care professionals. Medical students as the future physicians are expected to be at the forefront to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS. This study aims to explore the stigmatized attitude and practices towards HIV/AIDS patients among medical students in East Java, Indonesia. Material and Method: Observational study was conducted at one of the faculty of medicine in public university in East Java, Indonesia. Respondents of this study was last year clinical medical students. Instrument used in this study was self-administered questionnaire that assess medical students attitudes and practices towards PLWHA. Results: Most respondents empathize PLWHA patients equally with non-PLWHA. Forty percent of the respondents agreed that PLWHA needs to be separated from non-PLWHA in health care services. Around 39% of the respondents think that PHLWA should not become a healthcare worker and Eighty two percent of the respondents did inform their friends if there was a PLWHA patient to be cautious. More than half of the respondents used unnecessary protection when examining PLWHA patients. Conclusion: HIV-related stigma among clinical medical students in East Java was still exist, in both attitudes and practices. Medical schools should consider developing a teaching method that improves their students attitudes and behaviors towards PLWHA patients.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: HIV, Stigma, Medical Students, Indonesia
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: 01. Fakultas Kedokteran > Ilmu Kesehatan Masyarakat
Firas Farisi Alkaff, -UNSPECIFIED
Adila Taufik Syamlan, -UNSPECIFIED
Presstisa Gifta Axelia, -UNSPECIFIED
Jovian Philip Swatan, -UNSPECIFIED
Sulistiawati, -NIDN0028026503
Depositing User: arys fk
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2022 09:15
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2022 09:15
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