This study aims to identify the intensity of grief response in HIV positive women. The study design was conducted by cross section by consecutive sampling method. The samples were 235 HIV positive women who are patients at Primary Health Care in Jakarta, Indonesia. The result shows that a mean value of denial is 2.25 (SD 0.75) in the range of 2.18 to 2.38; a mean value of resistance is 1.67 (SD 0.89) in the range of 1.84-2.07; the middle value of sorrow is 2.67 (SD 0.93) in the range 2.26-2.52; and the mean value of acceptance is 3 (SD 0.72) in the range 2.79-2.98 at the 95% confidence level. Characteristics of respondents shows that more than half of respondents were housewives (65.5%), married 56.2% and 50% of respondents said that they contracted HIV from their spouses. The youngest age in this study was 18 years old and the eldest was 47 years old. The study found that the attitudes of denying was on a moderate scale, anger on a mild scale, sorrow on a moderate scale, and acceptance on near-fullness scale. All of respondents was patient in Primary Care Facilities that might be one of the factors that cause acceptance is close to full. However, further research is needed on what factors can affect the grieving process of HIV-positive women.
- acceptance, denial, grieving, resistance, sorrow, women with HIV