Factors Associated with HIV/AIDS Early Detection among Transgender People in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara

Rafael Paun, Blasius Gadur, Roswita Victoria Rabu Roku


School of Health Polytechnics, Ministry, Kupang



Background: Early detection of HIV/AIDS will lead to the best possible outcome. Early detection is essential to start a preventive therapy especially among transgender which known as high risk community. It may also provide them with greater opportunities to access services and support that will help manage their health and well-being. This  study  aimed  to  determine  factors  associated  with  HIV/AIDS  early  detection among transgender people in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara.

Subjects and Method: This was cross sectional study conducted in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara. A sample of 31 transgender people was selected for this study. The dependent variable was early detection of HIV/AIDS. The independent variables were knowledge, perception, stigma and intention. The data was collected by a set of questionnaire and analyzed by multiple linier regression.

Results:  Early  detection  of  HIV/AIDS  increased  with  good  knowledge  (b=  0.67; p<0.001), good perception (b= 1.00; p<0.001), and less stigma (b= 0.77; p=0.004).

Conclusion: Early detection of HIV/AIDS increases with good knowledge, good perception, and less stigma.

Keywords: early detection, knowledge, perception, stigma, HIV/AIDS

Correspondence: Rafael Paun. School of Health Polytechnics, Ministry, Kupang, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara. Email: rafpun012@gmail.com. Mobile: 081339334949.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/the6thicph.02.29

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