Ancaman HIV Pada Remaja Di Tanah Papua, 2006

Oster Suriani Simarmata
Journal article Indonesian Journal of Health Ecology • September 2010 Indonesia

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Indonesia's HIV epidemic is classified as low epidemic in general, however since 2000 in somehigh risk groups population classified as concentrated which HIV prevalence tend to increase. In Papuaand West Papua, the increase of the disease is growing further that has been reaching generalizedclassification. This article is the describe the characteristic of HIV status in general population in Papua andWest Papua and focused on adolescent risk behavior. The data is obtained from community based of theIntegrated Behavioral and Biological Surveillance Survey (IBBS) 2006 in 10 districts in Papua and WestPapua (Tanah Papua) with 6500 target population (97% of response rate) age 15-49 years old. In theseanalysis, the age characteristic of population is divided into four categories namely 15-19, 20-24 and 25-34and 35+. These analysis found that only halve of the population have heard about HIV/AIDS. The mainfinding was that youngest ages 15-19 years old, male, no education and living in the remote areas tend tohave high HIV positive. The other finding was that people who ever commit high risk sexual activities havehigh HIV positive. The findings of this study raise concern about risk behavior of HIV transmission amongadolescent. Knowledge on HIV/AIDS, the transmission and condom use should be introduced sinceyounger ages among people in Papua especially in remote areas




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