Positively U, Inc.
      Prevention, Empowerment, Education, Resources & Services

Peer Mentors and Counselors Encouraging Positive Lifestyles

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“No one understands the reality of HIV better than someone who lives with it every day.”


    

Peers serve as a “voice of experience” by proactively addressing and discussing shared medical issues and modeling positive healthy  behaviors.

Peers are specially trained individuals from the community who are living with HIV/AIDS. As members of the health care team, peers promote treatment adherence and foster trust in the health care system. They help clients navigate the sometimes intimidating world of HIV treatment and services by providing a range of support activities that include:

  • Explaining the basics of HIV/AIDS and self-care to the newly diagnosed
  • Connecting people with needed services
  • Assisting with appointment reminders and transportation arrangements
  • Accompanying clients to appointments
  • Acting as a liaison between clients and their care providers


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