Analysis of Factor Affecting The Willingness of HIV Test on Mariners
The number of mariners willing to take HIV test is under 35% of mariners offered by health workers for test when performing medical check-up. The purpose of this study is to analyze the factors that affect the willingness of HIV testing on mariners at PHC Hospital Surabaya. The type of this research is analytic observational research with cross sectional research design. The population of this study were all mariners who performed medical check-up and offered for HIV testing at Primasatya Husada Hospital Citra Surabaya on July until October 2017. The sample of this study was Several mariners who performed medical check-up and offered for HIV testing on July until October 2017. Sampling technique used was consecutive sampling and obtained 130 respondents. The results showed that the factors that affect the willingness of HIV test on mariners are low self-stigma (p = 0,001) (OR) of 3.513 CI 95% = 1,645≤OR≤7,502, perception of high susceptibility to HIV (p = 0,000) (OR) of 4,640 CI 95% = 2,180≤OR≤9,875, perception of high test benefit (p = 0,000) (OR) 4,168 CI 95% = 1,958≤OR≤8,872, good friend support (p = 0.003) (OR) of 3,022 CI 95% = 1,460≤OR≤6,258. The necessity of declining HIV test counseling on mariners about the benefits of testing, HIV risk factors, and HIV testing principles especially regarding the confidentiality of HIV test results. Formation of trained peer education originating from mariners to provide information about HIV and encourage HIV testing of mariners.
Keyword: HIV/AIDS, Mariners, HIV Test
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