The expectations of gay with HIV/AIDS regarding nurses in Indonesia

Malianti Silalahi, H. Susanti, Ria Utami Panjaitan

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Objective: There has been a lack of literature available to nurses on care provision to gay individuals with HIV/AIDS. Research nurses’ interaction with gay patients with HIV/AIDS is important for providing and improving such nursing care. Method: This study used a qualitative descriptive design. Data was collected using depth interviews from 14 participants gay with HIV/AIDS in Indonesia, which were analyzed using thematic approach. Research results: This research yielded three themes: (1) nurses’ acceptance of gay with HIV/AIDS; (2) extensive knowledge among nurses about gay and HIV/AIDS; and (3) communication nurses are warm and without barrier. Conclusion: Attitudes, knowledge, and communication are key issues impacting the nursing care of gay with HIV/AIDS. Attitude and other non-verbal communication should be considered by nurses when providing care. Value of culture should be considered by nurse when providing care for gay patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)396-401
Number of pages6
JournalEnfermeria Clinica
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • Attitude
  • Communication
  • Gay
  • Knowledge
  • Nurses


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