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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.

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