Assistance for People with HIV/AIDS in Enhancing Emotional Regulation Through the Utilization of Bibilotherapy at KPA Bandung City


  • Anggriyana Tri Widianti Univeristas Aisyiyah Bandung
  • Eli Lusiani Nursing Department, Aisyiyah University Bandung, Bandung, Indonesia



Bibliotherapy, Community Service, Emotional regulation, PLWHA


According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the prevalence of HIV/AIDS is rising in all age groups.
Members of KPA Bandung City who have HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) have psychological issues. PLWHA's main
problems include feeling sad and angry with God, frequently crying, and believing they are dying (feeling
depressed). The psychological consequences of HIV/AIDS can have an impact on the survival of HIV-positive
adolescents. As a result, it is critical to recognize and treat these psychological symptoms, one of which is the
use of emotion regulation strategies.
People suffering from chronic illnesses, which are sometimes fatal, rely on their faith and religious practices to
find support and acceptance for their suffering. As a result, more attention must be paid to the management
of emotion regulation. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can help adolescents with HIV/AIDS improve their
emotional regulation strategies and religious coping. Through bibliotherapy, the Youth Empowerment
Program with HIV/AIDS aimed to improve the emotional regulation. This community service activity is
conducted by assisting PLWHA youth through the use of bibliotherapy. Activities for up to 5 PLWHA will be
carried out at the KPA office. Community service is performed by asking PLWHA to read a book on the topic
of PLWHA once. Furthermore, bibliotherapy is given to PLWHA for one session by asking them to read a
book with the theme of becoming successful HIV AID patients. People living with HIV are able to capture the
meaning of every event that occurs in the reading during the stages after reading. There was a change in the
regulation of PLHA's emotions after being given bibliotherapy, namely being positive.


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How to Cite

Tri Widianti, A., & Lusiani, E. (2023). Assistance for People with HIV/AIDS in Enhancing Emotional Regulation Through the Utilization of Bibilotherapy at KPA Bandung City. ABDIMAS: Jurnal Pengabdian Masyarakat, 6(1), 3026–3031.