UNIFIED's Healthy Relationships is a five-session, small-group workshop series for men and women living with HIV. It is based on Social-Cognitive Theory and focuses on developing and practicing new skills and building self-efficacy. Decision-making and problem-solving skills are developed to enable participants to make informed and safe decisions about disclosure and sexual practices.
Core Elements Include:
- Defining stress and reinforcing coping skills across three life areas—disclosing to family and friends, disclosing to sexual partners, and building healthier and safer relationships.
- Providing personal feedback reports to provide additional support from UNIFIED for concerns identified.
- Using movie clips or lived experiences to set up scenarios about disclosure and HIV/STI exposure and to stimulate discussions and role-plays.
- Using modeling, role-play, open discussion and feedback to teach and practice skills related to coping with stress.
- Teaching decision-making skills about disclosure of HIV status.