The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between HIV disclosure, stigma, and stress on the quality of life of housewives with HIV in Kupang, Indonesia. A cross-sectional method was used, involving 120 respondent housewives. The participants were recruited at one of the outpatient voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) sites in Kupang. Respondents of the study are 120 respondents, 75% had a moderate level of stress, 51.7% had poor quality of life, and 66.7% have HIV disclosure to others. Stress (p = 0.011) and stigma (p = 0.001) were significantly and inversely correlated with quality of life. A moderate stress level of respondents was found to be the most significant contributing factor impacting quality of life (p = 0.009; OR = 7.667). Early assessment of the experience of stigma may help to decrease stress and improve the quality of life HIV housewives in Kupang, Indonesia.
- HIV disclosure
- Quality of life