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Date of this Version

Winter 2-14-2021

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Many Thanks


The high mortality rate caused by HIV still leaves jobs for governments in developing countries, including in Indonesia; the government's efforts to reduce the death rate due to HIV certainly require support and community participation. Peer support groups were born as a form of community concern to complete and carry out health literacy to the community, both those affected by HIV and those who are not well literate about HIV. This study aims to see the communication activities carried out by members of peer support groups to patients infected with HIV and how peer support groups' efforts to carry out health literacy for HIV patients and the surrounding community. This research uses a case study approach that begins with what and how questions to form a scientific narrative of a case. This study's findings are that peer support groups carry out communication activities in the form of support when receiving test results from HIV-infected patients, creating mentoring groups to increase the self-potential of their members, literacy, and mentoring healthy lifestyles for group members. Peer support groups are also conducting various collaborations with the local government to conduct outreach and cooperation to prove that HIV-infected patients can live an everyday life.