Rusny Muhammad, Kartini M. Ali
Abstract: Background the situation faced by people with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) is very complex, in addition to having to face the disease themselves, they also experience emotional distress and psychological stress. Therefore, people living with HIV need support of the family in improving the quality of life, good support emotionally, information, instrumental and appraisal. Ternate city is the area with the second HIV/AIDS sufferers? se region province of North Maluku. HIV/AIDS cases from the year 2007-2017 as much as 346 cases (206 HIV cases, AIDS 140 cases). The purpose of this research was to know the perception of people with HIV/AIDS against the family support in Ternate city of the year 2017. Method This type of research is qualitative research with a retrospective case study approach. Research conducted in Ternate city in May until December 2017. The number of sample is 8 participants. The technique of data collection is by means of in-depth interviews. The results of the perception of people with HIV/AIDS against family support assessment and emotional family is still there. Informational support of families of people with HIV, and the perception of people with HIV/AIDS about support instrumental family that consists of financial support and the fulfillment of the needs of people with HIV (eat drink, chapter/BAK) It's been good. These results which are formulated the model family support based on the development of the theory of family support by Friedman. Themes and sub themes (categories) that are generated are listed in the model. This model was created with the name Family Support Model. Conclusion Mmodel this is going to be a referral for family members with HIV/AIDS in providing support to people with HIV/AIDS to improve the quality of life.
Keywords: Family support, People living with HIV, HIV/AIDS, Perception