International Conference on Social Sciences, Humanities, Economics and Law

Research Article

Communication Planning of HIV / AIDS Counselors in Reaching High Group Risk to Perform HCT Test In Padang

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.5-9-2018.2282597,
        author={Diego Yenmis and Alfan Miko and Elfitra Elfitra},
        title={Communication Planning of HIV / AIDS Counselors in Reaching High Group Risk to Perform HCT Test In Padang},
        proceedings={International Conference on Social Sciences, Humanities, Economics and Law},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICONSHEL},
        year={2019},
        month={3},
        keywords={health counseling and test (hct) communication planning hiv / aids counselor risk group},
        doi={10.4108/eai.5-9-2018.2282597}
    }
    
  • Diego Yenmis
    Alfan Miko
    Elfitra Elfitra
    Year: 2019
    Communication Planning of HIV / AIDS Counselors in Reaching High Group Risk to Perform HCT Test In Padang
    ICONSHEL
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.5-9-2018.2282597
Diego Yenmis1,*, Alfan Miko1, Elfitra Elfitra1
  • 1: Department of Sociology, University of Andalas, Padang, Indonesia
*Contact email: diegoyenmis@gmail.com

Abstract

Negative stigma attached to people living with HIV & AIDS make the sufferers or the potentially infected people are reluctant to check their health. People with HIV must be given information about how to lead a healthy life. HCT (health counseling & test) is the only way to detect whether a person is infected with this virus or not. So, the presence of HIV & AIDS counselors is needed to persuade someone in a risk group of potentially infected people to follow HCT. It may lead to a good health communication planning for HCT that can run optimally. The research method used in this research is a qualitative approach, to investigate in depth about health communication planning counseling HIV & AIDS in reaching the community at risk of contracting the virus. The paradigm used in this research is constructivism. The subject of research in this study is the counselor of HIV & AIDS KPA Padang city which became the object of research from this research is health communication counseling counsel HIV & AIDS. Communication activities between counselors and clients are conducting using interpersonal communication approach, to generate feelings of empathy, intimacy, and openness. Counselors are expected to have good interpersonal communication skills to build client confidence and to raise the awareness of clients for HIV.