Positive Growth Dynamics Of People Live With HIV AIDS (PLWHA)- Injection Drug User (IDU) in Surabaya, East Java
Rembulan, Cicilia Larasati
Goenawan, Sudaryanto Vivaldy
Rahmawati, Kuncoro Dewi
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In the past ten years, the number of HIV transmission caused by drug injection had increased from 0.65% to 35.87% (Indonesian Health Department, 2005). Mental health issue frequently occurs in people live with HIV AIDS (PLWHA ) Injection Drug User (IDU) are poor self-acceptance, easily depressed, future worrying. Recent studies almost never put the point of view on positive things about PLWHA-IDU. The objective of this study is to discover any positive growth processes in PLWHA-IDU and how the positive growth dynamics process in facing HIV AIDS. This is qualitative descriptive study. Participants (N=2) were adults whose diagnosed HIVAIDS because of drugs injection in Surabaya. The sampling applied was snowball sampling and analyse used thematic analysis The result showed the common background between two participants are: (1) neglectful parenting in their childhood, (2) started using drug in their early adolescence, and periodically raised the dosage,(3) jailed because of drug abuse and other criminal activities. Those experiences never made them intimidated, but infected by HIV AIDS was their existential crisis, and pushed them to the process of positive growth. The positive growth process are: (1) high motivation to stop the addiction, (2) looked for support from NGO, (3) became a volunteer or educator in NGO, (4) working normally to support their own life, (5) more concern about family This study reflected the positive growth experience of people with HIV-AIDS. The output will be constructive for development of NGO programs with the similar objectives.