Health Education

Treatment Education and Peer Support for People Living with HIV

Our dedicated staff of peer health educators and counselors offer individual and group support to promote overall health and well-being for people living with HIV.

Text for TPLWThe Positive Life Workshop (TPLW) is a 7-session evidence-based program run by and for people living with HIV.  The program includes information about HIV diagnosis and treatment, but also about all the other factors that impact our health, including relationships, stress, exercise and financial instability.

Our team also provides individualized treatment adherence counseling to identify barriers and solutions for people who are struggling with taking their medication.

Our Treatment Education services include:

  • TPLW, a seven-session workshop which builds skills and community to help people living with HIV improve their own health and share their strategies with others.
  • TPLW Alumni Series includes monthly workshops and social events for individuals living with HIV who have graduates from The Positive Life Workshop. Recent events have included a workshop on Heart Disease and HIV, a holiday get-together and a workshop on the history and health benefits of chocolate.
  • Individual counseling offering a variety of tools and strategies to understand and address barriers to medication adherence.
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    Research has shown that HIV-positive New Yorkers who receive our services experience fewer hospitalizations.

  • Prevention counseling for sero-discordant couples.
  • Case management, referrals and advocacy to ensure participants have all the services and benefits that they need
  • Collaboration with The Family Center’s Legal Wellness Institute on family law, housing, lifetime planning and benefits matters and with our Family Support Program to connect participants to counseling services.

Eligibility: Any HIV+ resident of NYC is eligible to participate in TPLW!  Most workshops are offered at our Bedford Stuyvesant location, but we have also delivered the workshop at other locations.  We offer TPLW in Spanish 2-3 times a year. Please call us to learn more or sign up at 718-230-1379 x195.

Languages: Services are available in English and Spanish.

Support The Family Center's work with HIV-positive New Yorkers, striving to be healthy.