Contestation of Elite Discourse in Treatment of HIV and AIDS

  • Arwan ARWAN Postgraduate Program Students, Universitas Negeri Makassar, Makassar, Indonesia & Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Public Health, Tadulako University, Palu, Indonesia
  • Agustang AGUSTANG Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Science, Universitas Negeri Makassar, Makassar, Indonesia
  • Arlin ARLIN Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Pejuang Republic Indonesia Ma-kassar, Makassar, Indonesia
  • Ahmad YANI Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Muhammadiyah Palu, Palu, Indonesia
  • Dodi MAY PUTRA Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Science, Universitas Negeri Makassar, Makassar, Indonesia
Discourse, HIV, ADIS


Background: The discourse of HIV and AIDS determinants is dominated and developed by international institutions through WHO, UNICEF, and donor institutions. We aimed to look at the discourse in the HIV and AIDS prevention discourse by the elite. This research was conducted in 2019 in Palu City, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia in Palu City, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Methods: We used qualitative research aiming to obtain a full picture of a matter according to the human perspective studied.

Results: There was a pressure from various groups so that all people who have the potential to increase the HIV and AIDS trends must be dealt with explicitly, even religious leaders urged to immediately close down the main source of the disease, namely prostitution, LGBT activities that are considered very contrary to culture and any religion.

Conclusion: The discourse in the HIV and AIDS prevention discourse in Palu city has not yet occurred in the discourse synergy developed by the elite, even the program policies are domination and hegemony.


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How to Cite
ARWAN A, AGUSTANG A, ARLIN A, YANI A, MAY PUTRA D. Contestation of Elite Discourse in Treatment of HIV and AIDS. Iran J Public Health. 48(12):2205-2209.
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