Positive Connections: Leading Information and Support Groups for Adolescents Living with HIV

Date: 
Friday, October 25, 2013 - 19:45
Year: 
2013
Description: 
Positive Connections: Leading Information and Support Groups for Adolescents Living with HIV is a unique guide that provides facilitators with background information about the needs of ALHIV, tips for starting an adult-led information and support group, and 14 sessions to follow in a group setting. The goal of the guide is to help ALHIV:
  • Understand their HIV diagnosis and participate in the management of their care and treatment.
  • Learn that many young people live healthy and productive lives while living with HIV.
  • Identify strategies for positive living including adhering to their treatment regimen.
  • Prevent transmitting HIV to others; avoid re-infection; consistently use family planning to prevent unintended pregnancy; and learn how to avoid infecting their babies, if they want to start a family.
  • Develop life skills such as understanding their emotions, communicating effectively, dealing with stigma and discrimination, making decisions about their future, and improving their quality of life.
Positive Connections was designed to be used globally. However, because the context of HIV and young people varies tremendously from country to country, some countries might like to adapt the document to more closely align with their specific needs, programs, and policies. Learn more about how FHI 360 can assist with the adaptation process.

Positive Connections is available for download below both as a single file and as individual parts:

Part 1 (2013, 33 pages, 1.25 MB)
Part 2 (2013, 43 pages, 1.43 MB)
Part 3 (2013, 22 pages, 1.69 MB)
Part 4 (2013, 59 pages, 946 KB)
Part 5 (2013, 41 pages, 695 KB)

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