Publication Date
Publication Date: 
January 1, 2009

This 44-page booklet, published by Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAFAIDS), was primarily written for people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) in order to provide up-to-date information on what the publishers call "positive prevention". It includes sections that discuss steps towards positive prevention, including coming to terms with an HIV-positive status, dispelling myths related to HIV, adopting a lifestyle of positive prevention, and playing an active role in HIV prevention efforts in communities. It is designed for those who want to learn how they can take active steps to protect themselves, their partners, and their children from further transmission.

According to the publishers, the booklet can be used as a tool to support people to learn, or share information with others, about positive prevention and how PLWHA can take positive action for their health and future. It includes the following chapters:

  • About this booklet
  • Introduction
  • Positive prevention: benefits and coping with barriers
  • Positive prevention strategies
  • Treatment as an entry point for positive prevention
  • Sexual and reproductive health rights and responsibilities
  • Five questions commonly asked by PLWHA
  • Quiz: How much do you know about positive prevention?
  • Resources and further resources


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SAfAIDS website on February 25 2010.