The association between ethnicity, stigma, beliefs about medicines and adherence in people living with HIV in a rural area in Indonesia

E. I. Sianturi, D. A. Perwitasari, Md. A. Islam, K. Taxis

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Indonesia is one of Asia’s countries with the fastest growing rate of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The prevalence of HIV infections in the province of Papua is 2.4% which is 24 times higher than the national rate in Indonesia. This study aimed to investigate the association between stigma, beliefs about medicines, sociodemographic characteristics including ethnicity and adherence in People living with HIV (PLHIV) in Papua, Indonesia.
Original languageEnglish
Article number55
Number of pages8
JournalBMC Public Health
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 11-Jan-2019



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