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Positive Self Management Program


Provided by Oregon Health Authority (OHA) HIV Care and Treatment Program  the Positive Self-Management Program for HIV (PSMP), developed by Stanford University, is a way of addressing the chronic health needs of people living with HIV/AIDS in Oregon.

The PSMP, Living Well with HIV and AIDS is a group health education and skills building workshop to help HIV positive individuals actively manage their disease. Participants engage in 7 weekly workshops led by two leaders trained in the evidence based PSMP method. The Workshop content includes how to integrate medicine regimens into daily life to improve adherence; techniques to deal with problems like fear, isolation, and fatigue; exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance; communicating with family and health professionals around one’s disease; nutrition; symptom evaluation and management; and evaluation of new or alternative treatments. Classes are highly participatory and focus on mutual support and skills-building.

This program is offered in several counties throughout the year.

Please note that this is not a bilingual program, unfortunately it is not available in Spanish at this time.

Visit the Client Social Events Calendar for more information including times and locations by county.

Friends and Family


Friend and Family groups offer clients and their support people an opportunity to spend time together in an accepting environment and to meet others who are living with or caring for people with HIV. 

This group is open to clients and their friends, families and loved ones.  These groups may include activities and activities and food are provided by HIV Alliance. Transportation may also be arranged.

Visit the Client Social Events Calendar for more information including times and locations by county.

Types of Social Support

At HIV Alliance we know that clients often struggle with things like isolation and desire to meet others with HIV.  Our Social Support programs are intended to help clients get the peer support they need. Service include:

  • POZ Groups
  • Friends and Family Group
  • Positive Self Management Program Workshops
  • Client Education
  • Client Gathering

These events are offered weekly, monthly and seasonally in counties throughout the region.  Visit the Client Social Events Calendar for more information.

Care Packages


Often clients struggle to meet basic needs. In addition to the emergency financial assistance we offer, we also offer care packages.

Care Packages- HIV Alliance provides hygiene and cleaning product packages to clients. Care packages are available in every county: monthly, every other month, or as requested (depending on county of residence).  Clients may receive one care package per month.  Clients living in Clatsop, Coos, Curry, Jackson, Klamath, Lake, and Lincoln Counties may request a care package from your Care Coordinator.

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