MOTIVASI WANITA PEKERJA SEKS (WPS) DALAM MELAKUKAN TES HIV/AIDS (Studi Kualitatif di Kabupaten Jember)
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Indonesia is one of country with HIV and AIDS epidemic evolving quickly with heterosexual risk factor. As high risk group, Female Sex Workers has to hold routine VCT to avoid the HIV infection. Purpose of the research is to discuss the motivation of Female Sex Workers in HIV/AIDS test. Kind of the research used is descriptive research with qualitative approach. Deeper interview is conducted to 7 FSWs using purposive sampling technique. Based on the study consisting of Female Sex Workers 21 – 38 years old, they have elementary school education (elementary school graduates/equivalent), generally Moslems, widows, and become FSWs for 2 years. Female Sex Workers have low knowledge about HIV/AIDS, but generally have internal motivation to move, motivate, lead, and support their habit in doing HIV/AIDS test. Whereas extrinsic motivation can come from Female Sex Workers’ social environment, such as NGOs, peer educators, pimps, Female Sex Workers’ peers.Generally Female Sex Workers get support from NGOs in the form of information through counseling about HIV/AIDS, but some of informants don’t recognize peer educator. All informants get support from pimps and generally get support from peers such as encouraging and reminding to do HIV/AIDS test. All informants don’t have support from their family or nearest person because Female Sex Workers cover the job status. Beside that, the nearest persons of Female Sex Workers don’t have any knowledge about HIV/AID.
- UT-Faculty of Public Health