Abstract

Sexually transmitted diseases is growing very rapidly-related changes in
sexual behavior and the proliferation of high-risk behavior groups, such as
commercial sex workers. Based visit STI clinics at the health center II Baturaden
mostly suffered is cervicitis, vaginal bacteria, and candidiasis and interview some
commercial sex workers the majority only knows how limiting transmission of STDs.
To determine the level of knowledge by age, education level, length of time become
prostitutes. This research method is quantitative descriptive cross-sectional
approach, using primary data drawn from the health center II Baturaden and
Localization Gang Sadar. Data collection was done on 27 to 30 June 2012. Analysis
of univariate and bivariate analysis with data analysis Chi Square. Number of
samples 45 respondents.
Knowledge of commercial sex workers against transmission of sexually
transmitted diseases is quite good as much as 44% (N = 20), and unfavorable
15.60% (N = 7). Based on the knowledge age is quite good at the age of 20-25 years
22.2% (N = 10), and less good at age <20 years of 4.4% (N = 2). Based on
educational level of knowledge is quite good at SMP 20% (N = 9), SMA 20% (N = 9)
and lack of knowledge of both SD 6.7% (N = 3). Based on the length become
prostitutes knowledge of good and pretty well owned the PSK 1-3 years 22.2% (N =
10), and less well on the respondent <1 year 11.1% (N = 5). The age and education
level affect the level of knowledge of commercial sex workers against transmission of
sexually transmitted diseases in the health centers ii Baturaden Banyumas regency in
2012.


Key words : sex worker, knowledge of diseases sexual transmission