18.4. Comprehensive Coordination of Social Environment to Strengthen Social Function of Children Living with HIV/AIDS


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Djoemelia Rasanti (Universitas Indonesia)
Idris Ahmad (Universitas Indonesia)
Syadza Alifa (Universitas Indonesia)
Sri Mashoedi (Universitas Indonesia)
Arini Deswanti (Universitas Indonesia)
Annisah (Universitas Indonesia)
Johanna Debora Imelda (Universitas Indonesia)

Abstract

Introduction: The number of children with HIV/AIDS (CLHWA) in Indonesia is increasing from year to year. The Government has provided programs to support CLHWA, such as free ARV treatment; and some social institutions has helped them to be able to socially function in the community. However, there has been no research that revealed the extent of the contribution of the CLWHA’s social environment can reinforce their social functioning. The this study is aim at describing the extent to which the social environment, namely a pediatrician, health centers, companion and Social Institutions, play a role in improving social functioning of CLWHA.

Methods: this qualitative study used in depth interview and Focus Group Discussion with 45 informants that includes CLWHA, parents/caregivers, NGO and pediatric.

Results: The study showed there are various support provided by various elements, both government and private sectors, to support CLWHA, ie: free ARV and VCT, scholarship and training, recreation, etc. Unfortunately, there is no effective coordination among the significant elements, yet, the absence of a comprehensive system of social services to help CLWHA.

Recommendations: contribution of the social environment a child can be maximized if it is done in a more coordinated and comprehensive system, for example by implementing a case management system.

Keywords: HIV/AIDS, Child, Social Function, Social Environment