Dicky Endrian Kurniawan, Anisah Ardiana



Background :An increasing trend of Male Sex Male (MSM) who serve men commercially might increase HIV transmission number. Socio-demography background and knowledge about HIV/AIDS can influence their sexual activities. No data described the characteristics of socio-demography background and knowledge about HIV/AIDS, especially in Jember.

Aim: To identifycharacteristics of socio-demography and knowledge of HIV/AIDS among male sex worker (MSW) who serve men in Jember, Indonesia.

Method: This study used a descriptive survey method with a cross-sectional approach. A hundred Male Sex Worker (MSW) who serve Men were collected by using purposive sampling following this study. Data were collected by a characteristics of socio-demography and knowledge of HIV/AIDS questionnaire and analyzed with an exploratory descriptive approach.

Result: The median age of respondents is 28 (18-45) years old, most of respondents have junior-senior school level education (88%), mostly do not have a permanent job (54%), some are still students (13%), and many are single (65%). Knowledge of HIV / AIDS varies, but most of them have inadequate to enough knowledge (76%).

Conclusion: A male sex worker who serves men have arange of social backgrounds. Their Knowledge of HIV/AIDS was inadequate. Multisector programs are needed to fight HIV transmissions, such as the sector of health, economic, and social.

Keyword: Male sex worker, socio-demography, knowledge of HIV/AIDS

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