Introduction to the Toolkit

What is this Toolkit?

This Positive Prevention Toolkit is a collection of resources that is designed to enable health care providers and counselors to give prevention messages in their routine interactions with HIV-infected clients. The goal of Positive Prevention, and this Toolkit, is to help people modify their behavior so as to reduce risk and decrease the spread of HIV. The "tools" found herein should make it easier for providers or organizations to institute Positive Prevention at their sites. The resources gathered here do not represent one particular school of thought for initiating Positive Prevention but instead reflect a number of different approaches that all have merit. With these resources, users can determine which approach to Positive Prevention will work best in their individual settings.

What tools are included in the Positive Prevention Toolkit?

This Toolkit is comprised of seven main sections. The first provides resources on training skills. The second provides a robust selection of positive prevention curricula models. The final five sections provide practical resources, including factsheets, manuals, key policy reports and guidelines, personal narratives from people living with HIV, and a bibliography.

Although this Toolkit was primarily intended for use in Mozambique, most of these tools were developed for use in African contexts, and are applicable to settings throughout the world. All the tools are presented in English and some are translated into Portuguese as well.

Who should use these tools?

The Toolkit is a resource for building skills, conducting trainings, and evaluating program effectiveness in Positive Prevention for health care providers, trainers, peer educators, facilitators, and other health care workers.

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