YOUTH AND HIV/AIDS : SEXUAL LIFESTYLE OF YOUTH MSM (MAN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MAN) AND ITS RISK TOWARDS HIV AND AIDS INFECTION
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The MSM (Men who have Sex with Men) is a minority group in heterosexual society. It because they may not be accepted in family and society. It makes social presure in the form of stigma and discrimination, which make sexual lifestyle of MSM has high risk in transmision of HIV and AIDS. It makes an impact on their lack of information and knowledge about safe sex. Moreover the youth MSM community had highly vulnerable HIV and AIDS through their sexual behavior. This research aimed to analyze how the sexual lifestyle of youth MSM in Jember Regency. This research used qualitative method with a phenomenological approach. Data was collected through indepth interviews to the youth MSM aged 17-25 years in Jember Regency. The result of the research showed that the average of the youth MSM aged 17-23 years, have regular sexual partner whose single status at 19-27 years, most of them were from high education, and average of them having parents from low education and work as farmer, businesman, and goverment employee. Almost all of them did anal-sex and oral-sex. Few of the informants have sex in three some, there are also sex party attended by many gay couples, as well as the 69 style (oral each genitals or penis). Only a few of informants just did kissing. They did it in boarding house or in hotel. Almost all of respondents engaged negotiating of safe sex to use condom and gel during sexual intercourse with their partner. Only a few of respondent didn’t use condom and gel because they didn’t do sexual intercourse and the expensive price. These finding suggest the important factors that should be targeted in HIV and AIDS prevention program for youth MSM.