BGF’s PSMP "Take Control of Your Health" workshops are designed to improve the understanding of health management for people with HIV. The workshops have been created in conjunction with Living Positive Victoria and Thorne Harbour Health.
The workshops are free of charge and suitable for anyone with HIV, either newly diagnosed or living long term and partners, carers, family and support workers are all welcome. They are highly interactive and are designed to provide the tools for people to take control of, and better manage their health and well-being. Content topics include medication adherence, skills to evaluate symptoms and treatments, communication with health professionals etc.
With proper treatment and diagnosis, HIV has now become a chronic manageable condition similar to diabetes or heart disease, and though this is a big step forward and it is certainly something to celebrate this advance, having HIV can complicate your life.
Workshops commence Tuesday May 12 and are held each week over a six-week program from 6:00pm - 8:00pm in Western Sydney. Each 2 hour session builds on the previous week’s content and is facilitated by two trained peers.
This program explores heathy ways to live the best life possible.