What is the Healthy Living Project?
After an HIV-positive diagnosis, looking forward can be a nearly impossible task. The Healthy Living Project at LGBT Life Center can help with understanding what a diagnosis means today. Even if you have been living with HIV for many years, stress still happens and learning to handle stress can be challenging.
The Healthy Living Project is a peer-to-peer support program where HIV-positive individuals (LGBT, straight, anyone) connect with an HIV-positive peer to talk about reducing stress, setting achievable goals, and learning better ways to communicate. It’s a non-judgmental opportunity to ask questions from someone who’s been there and gets it. By working with a peer who is taking steps to stay healthy, you can learn from their experience.
Past participants have said that the program was “very thought-provoking in assessing your own risks”, and “gives much insight”; they also said that they “enjoyed learning how to keep things in perspective”; and appreciated being able to openly “analyze stressors and learn what I have control over and what I don’t.”
“[The Healthy Living Project] helped me to lower my stress and deal with issues that I have been dealing with for a while”
An added benefit, and as a thank you for the time you commit, gift cards are provided to those who complete the program. The amount is based on the number of sessions completed, which can range from 8 sessions to 15 sessions, depending on how you’re doing.
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