Programs > Programa de Manejo Personal del VIH

Programa de Manejo Personal del VIH is based on Tomando Control de su Salud. Topics are presented in ways that are culturally appropriate. The teaching process for this program makes it highly effective. Classes are highly participatory. Mutual support and success build participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Format                               

  • Small group workshop
  • 2-1/2 hours per session
  • 1 session per week for 6 weeks
  • All workshops are given in Spanish without translators

Settings                     

  • Community settings such as churches, hospitals, senior centers and worksites

Participants

  • Spanish-speaking individuals who are living with HIV

Subjects                 

  • 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
  • Decision-making
  • Sex, intimacy and disclosure