Frontiers in HIV Research

Volume: 2

Management Model of Positive Clubs

Author(s): SeyedAhmad SeyedAlinaghi, May Sudhinaraset, Hamid Emadi Koochak, Koosha Paydary, Sahra Emamzadeh-Fard, Sepideh Khodaei and Sara Sardashti

Pp: 268-278 (11)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681082554116020022

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Aiming the positive prevention, psychosocial support and reduction of stigma and discrimination, positive clubs have been established in Iran since 2006. We created a systematic management procedure using the Logical Framework Approach (LFA) and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). Based on this model, a central council including trained people living with HIV (PLHIV) provides the management for positive clubs. Subsequently, under the supervision of this council, different practical committees are formed. These committees are in close interaction with each other and by participation of HIV positive and negative volunteers, we may anticipate the empowerment of people living with HIV as well as reduction of stigma and discrimination at the community level. The objective of this chapter is to discuss a conceptual model based on LFA and WBS in order to identify appropriate management and increase participation and empowerment of PLHIV in positive clubs. Challenges and recommendations of implementing this type of model for prevention efforts are also discussed.

Keywords: Committees, Council, Discrimination, Logical framework approach, Model, People living with HIV, Positive club, Positive prevention, Psychosocial support, Stigma, Work breakdown structure.

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