To use the stories of people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS to raise awareness, reduce stigma, promote prevention, encourage testing, and enhance care and quality of life.
Established in 2000, The Positive Project´s goal is to provide a mechanism by which people infected/affected by HIV/AIDS
can share their experiences with those who can benefit from hearing them, to use their stories for the greater good.
The Project was created to add crucial first-person accounts of the disease back into pre-existing prevention and
care efforts. We know that people relate to people and stories are powerful tools. We aim to ensure that
this disease does not loose its human face. Through The Positive Project, we are positioned to ask,
listen, and utilize what we hear. This work is truly innovative and duplicates no other similar efforts currently known.
Interviews are videotaped to capture, preserve, and utilize what we have heard. They are conducted face to face in small private
settings and typically last between one and two hours. Interview questions reflect a broad range of areas including finding out
about diagnosis, coping, medications, social life, prevention, disclosure, testing, etc.
To learn more about The Positive Project visit: www.thepositiveproject.org