Key Takeaways

  • Provide support for people with HIV/AIDS in your community through a group-based self-management program.

  • Help participants address every day activities like exercise, nutrition, and symptom management.

Positive Self-Management Program (in person) is an interactive workshop for people with HIV/AIDS. Participants learn skills on how to best integrate medication regimens into daily life so they can be taken consistently, techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fear, fatigue, pain and isolation, appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, nutrition, evaluating symptoms, advanced directives, sex, intimacy and disclosure. Core self-management skills taught include action planning, problem solving and decision making.

NoteTrack health promotion program guidance during COVID-19 regularly for updates to program implementation and training options. Programs traditionally implemented in-person may be temporarily allowable by telephone or online.

  • Target audience: Adults, 18 years or older with HIV/AIDS
  • Health outcomes:
    • Decreased  symptom severity, and increased self-efficacy
  • Delivered by: 2 trained peer facilitators
  • Program type: Group
  • Format: In person
  • Length: 6 weekly 2.5 hours session
  • Training: In-person
  • Professional required: No
  • Accessibility adaptations available: Yes
  • Cultural adaptations available: Yes
  • Available in languages other than English: Spanish
  • Topic(s):
    • Medication Management
    • Nutrition
    • Physical Activity

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