"Positive examples": a bottom-up approach to identifying best practices in HIV care and treatment based on the experiences of peer educators

This article describes peer support in HIV care and treatment based on the perspective of 23 HIV-positive peer educators across the United States. Following in depth interviews, those individuals were asked questions about their role in their community and how they believed their interaction with others had a positive impact including on HIV knowledge, access to health care, utilisation of services, and adherence to treatment. The article then sets out the key findings from the discussions and draws conclusions on characteristics that may be important for programme sustainability. It also provides an example of how stories can be used within evaluations.

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Dutcher MV, Phicil SN, Goldenkranz SB, Rajabiun S, Franks J, Loscher BS, Mabachi NM
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