Theme: Sexual Health & HIV
Healthy Sexuality After A Positive Diagnosis: My Relationship With Others
This lesson encourages participants to examine their relationships in order to seek social support after a positive HIV diagnosis. Through personal reflection, role play, and group discussion, participants will identify people in their life to provide social support, identify what social support they need; and practice HIV disclosure.
Though not required, this lesson is best utilized in conjunction with the lesson, “Healthy Sexuality after a Positive Diagnosis: My Relationship with Self.”
By the end of this lesson, participants will be able to:
- Identify five people in their life to provide social support.
- Identify the emotional, moral, practical, recreational, and mentoring social support they need.
- Describe the emotional, moral, practical, recreational, and mentoring social support they need.
- Practice HIV disclosure by engaging in a role play activity.
- Describe how they will seek social support.
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This lesson is designed for groups of 10–15 with two facilitators (preferably one mental health professional and a support person.) However, it can be adapted for groups as small as eight. For a group of eight, have answers prepared to help with the discussion during the group share activity.
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“Body Image Communication Community Health/Sexual Health HIV/AIDS Mental Health Relationships Social Supports”
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