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Developing peer support for HIV+ young women.


HIV Infect Women Conf. 1995 Feb 22-24;:P91. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

Strategies for successful implementation of peer support for HIV positive young women will be discussed. Barriers and impediments to provision of relevant services will also be explored. Developmental, cultural, and regional factors that impact the development of peer youth services will also be addressed. Groups and recreational activities for young women only and mixed activities for both young men and women will be discussed. Bay Area Young Positives has been providing support groups, one-on-one emotional support, peer advocacy and recreational activities for HIV positive youth and young women since January 1990. BAY Positives is currently serving 111 HIV positive clients up to 26 years in age.

Adult Female Human HIV Seropositivity/*PSYCHOLOGY *Peer Group *Social Support ABSTRACT


Information in this article was accurate in December 30, 1995. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.