Risal, A., Irwan, A.M. & Sjattar, E.L. (2018). Stigma towards People Living with HIV/AIDS among Counseling Officers in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Belitung Nursing Journal, 4(6). 552-558. https://doi.org/10.33546/bnj.543
The purpose of this study was to compare the stigma towards people living with HIV/AIDS between VCT and PITC officers in Makassar, Parepare and Sidenreng Rappang Regency, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. This study was conducted as stigma among the health officers may inhibit the effectiveness of the interventions. The participants were doctors, nurses or midwives who have been trained in VCT and PITC training and include continuous comprehensive service. It was a quantitative study and the data were collected using questionnaire. The findings show that despite the training the health officers had, stigma towards PLHIV still existed among them, particularly the mean stigma of PITC counselling officers was higher than VCT counselling officers. As a conclusion, the authors gave some suggestion for both program in the future.