Vol - 24, Issue - 03
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International Medical Journal
Journal ID : IMJ-20-12-2019-84
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Abstract : Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) remains pandemic diseases carrying over socio-economic and health impacts. The growth of the epidemic of HIV/AIDS in Indonesia is the fastest in Southeast Asia. Supported by the Ministry of Home Affair’s Regulation No. 20/2007 on empowering People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and community base empowerment theory, the research objective was to design a model for empowering PLWHA in Surakarta. Started from August to September 2019, the researcher team has done participatory action research with purposively selected key informants to collect data using document review, in-dept interview, and focus group discussion. The findings proposed empowerment model for PLWHA as follows: 1) AIDS Volunteer Community provides individual coaching for the key population for change; 2) AIDs Control Commission and Local offices offer participatory action training, and 3) Peer Supporting Group do nursing and caring for PLWHA groups. More activities are also provided to guide the empowerment model

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