Objective: This study aims to explore the barriers Indonesian nurses face when providing care for gay clients with HIV/AIDS. Method: This study uses a descriptive qualitative approach by utilizing a purposive sampling technique. The research was carried out in two leading hospitals in Jakarta, with one government and one private hospital included. The research data were analyzed using a thematic analysis. Results: The contents of this research resulted in three main themes: client-based barriers to nursing care, family-based barriers to nursing care, and care constraints that are derived from the nurses themselves. Conclusion: Nurses need to be open, to involve clients and families to discuss problems encountered. Also, nurses need to be equipped with specific knowledge and skills of how to handle gay clients through trainings especially related to sexuality knowledge and communication skills.
- Nursing care