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Abstract

Introduction : HIV / AIDS patients tend to experience emotional stress as well as psychological stress related to the discrimination they receive so as to trigger changes in the patient's social response. Concern, family affection is one of the much needed support for people with HIV / AIDS. The purpose of this study to determine the correlation of family support with social response of HIV/AIDS patients in Rejoso District Nganjuk City.

Method : The design of this research is correlation with cross sectional approach. Population that researched all HIV/AIDS patients in Rejoso District, with total sampling technique obtained sample amount31 respondents. Independent variable were family support, with dependent variable social response. The instrument used was questionnaire, the result was analyzed using Spearman rank test with  α = 0,05.

Result : The results showed that most of respondents had family support in enough category, amount 19 respondents (61,3%) and almost half of respondent had social response in maladaptif category, amount 14 respondent (45,2%). The result of analysis showed that p-value = 0,000 ≤ α = 0,05 so H0  rejected and H1 accepted which means there is correlation of family support with social response of HIV/AIDS patients in Rejoso District Nganjuk Citywith association in the strong category (r = 0.672).

Conclusions : The results of this study indicate the higher the family support the better the respondent's social response. Family support in the moderate category has not been able to make HIV / AIDS patients feel that they are loved, valued or noticed so that because of the high social pressure on individuals with HIV/AIDS in the community. It triggers the patient's social response in the maladapatif category

Keywords: Family support, Social Response Individual, HIV/AIDS Patients.

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