Currently YGD gives support to over 200 people living with HIV (PLWHA). PLWHA clients are given ongoing support by our trained counsellors and outreach staff.
PLWHA clients can also join one of the 4 Peer Support Groups (KDS) founded and run by Gaya Dewata. These groups seek to help people living with HIV, especially people who are recently diagnosed. The groups aim to build a supportive community as well as create a forum for people to share information related to the care and treatment.
YGD currently has four peer support groups:
KDS Warcan (for Transgender with HIV)
KDS Homeboys (for Transgender with HIV)
KDS Pelangi Hati (for gay and MSM with HIV)
KDS Cowok Keren (for gay and MSM with HIV)
Each month, respectively - each KDS will meet to share experiences, as well as to update our clients with the most recent information on HIV treatment and care.
Support PLWHA in individually
Not all clients PLWHA wish to join the KDS groups, so our YGD counsellors and outreach staff offer individual support and assistance for people living with HIV. This one on one care ensures they are given access much needed services, support in maintaining adherence to treatment and remain connected to their community.