Proceedings of the 1st Warmadewa International Conference on Science, Technology and Humanity, WICSTH 2021, 7-8 September 2021, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

Research Article

Educational Development and Sexual Networking and HIV/AIDS Prevention in Male Sex Couples (MSM) in Denpasar City

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.7-9-2021.2317726,
        author={Luh Gede Pradnyawati},
        title={Educational Development and Sexual Networking and HIV/AIDS Prevention in Male Sex Couples (MSM) in Denpasar City},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st Warmadewa International Conference on Science, Technology and Humanity, WICSTH 2021, 7-8 September 2021, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={WICSTH},
        year={2022},
        month={6},
        keywords={denpasar;  hiv/aids;  msm;  prevention},
        doi={10.4108/eai.7-9-2021.2317726}
    }
    
  • Luh Gede Pradnyawati
    Year: 2022
    Educational Development and Sexual Networking and HIV/AIDS Prevention in Male Sex Couples (MSM) in Denpasar City
    WICSTH
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.7-9-2021.2317726
Luh Gede Pradnyawati1,*
  • 1: Department of Community Medicine-Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universitas Warmadewa, Denpasar- bali, Indonesia
*Contact email: pradnyawati86@gmail.com

Abstract

Background: Cases of HIV/AIDS in MSM (Men who have sex with men) in Indonesia from year to year has increased significantly. Bali is the province that has a high number of the HIV/AIDS cases, and among many areas therein, Denpasar is the city having the highest cases. Sexual networking and prevention of HIV/AIDS in MSM in Denpasar have not been reported in depth, so the present researcher examines in depth the prevention of the disease in MSM in the city. Results: Health education with the peer education method is very effective in increasing knowledge and attitudes, there are differences in knowledge and attitudes in the group that is given health education and the group that is not given health education. Most of the respondents found a network of sexual partners through social media and some of them had sexual intercourse with their partners in groups to feel the sensation. These sex offenders always wear condoms during having sex with both permanent and non-permanent partners. In addition, they routinely take HIV tests at health care centers and apply the PrEP method in an effort to avoid HIV/AIDS. Conclusion: Increased education and assistance for MSM needs to be organized so that high-risk behaviors during sexual intercourse are reduced.