The Positive Self-Management Program (PSMP) is a workshop for people living with HIV. Over the six 2.5 hour-long sessions (1 session/week for 7 weeks), participants learn about:
The Positive Self-Management Program will not conflict with existing programs or treatment. It is designed to enhance regular treatment and HIV-specific education. The program gives participants the skills to coordinate all the things needed to manage their health, as well as to help them keep active in their lives.
Palo Alto, CA 94304
United States (US)
“It has been a very useful course because it has helped me a great deal. I feel better about myself and am making better use of my time”
All organizations must hold a license. Community settings such as community centers, churches, libraries and hospitals
2.5 hour sessions held once a week for six weeks
For fees, please see the SMRC website. Other costs include training of leaders, manuals for leaders, and participant materials.
Patients randomized to the PSMP were found to have improvements in their symptoms in the original developmental study. More recently, we have found that HIV patients in PSMP who are using antiretroviral medications have significantly better medication adherence and have better HIV suppression in the blood after 6 months. In spite of this, they have no more side effects than non-PSMP participants.
Living a Healthy Life with HIV 4th Edition
Facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are non-health professionals with HIV.
Individual vs. Group
Annual report on number of workshops and number of people served.
PSMP is available in English, Spanish, and Japanese