Public attitudes have an impact to all aspects of the lives of people living with HIV/ AIDS (PLWHA), including their health status. This study aims to explore in depth about public attitudes on PLWHA. Phenomenological study with in-depth interviews and researcher field notes to 8 participants are use with purposive sampling technique. The results of thematic analysis found five themes, namely the public attitude of the PLWHA, knowledge and perceptions about HIV / AIDS, the meaning of religion, cultural perspective, and support and community expectations. Basically, the community (in the place of research) has been positive to PLWHA especially those who have existed in their neighborhood because of pity and high social unity. The influence of public leaders, dogma, traditions and sense of community influence the formation of public attitudes. The necessary support from government and health workers for the active role of the public, especially the provision of information, structuring prevention systems, as well as policies for the poor and neglected.
|Journal||Jurnal Vokasi Kesehatan|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2017|
- Fenomenolo-gi; HIV/AIDS; ODHA; Sikap masyarakat