Since the late 1990s, the Indonesian government acknowledged that the national HIV/AIDS epidemic had escalated from a qlow-levelq to a qconcentratedq epidemic. National adult prevalence was reported as 0.1% for 2001, while the 2007 estimate for Bali province is 0.2%. Indonesia is the world's largest archipelago, with approximately 17, 500 islands and 755 fishing ports. Benoa Port in Bali is one of Indonesia's major fishing ports with at least 800 fishing boats. A social network approach was used to investigate STD- and HIV/AIDS-related risk among fishermen at this port. The intent was to determine if social networks among the fishermen correlate with the types of risk-taking practices, and/or with their level of HIV/AIDS/STD knowledge and attitudes. Twenty-nine fishermen participated in a formal semi-structured interview, including almost every crewmember of three small fishing boats. The participants ranged in age from 19 to 44 years old, and all were migrant workers from Java. Participant observations were also conducted among sex-buying fishermen.All sex-buying respondents and participants during observations said that they alternate their sex-buying among brothels ... said sometimes they visited ports in Java and others within Indonesian territory for unloading catches and boat repair.
|Title||:||Social Risk Networks and HIV/AIDS Among Fishing Boat Crews in Benoa Port, Bali|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|