Positive Sex: An Innovative Approach to Disclosure in Practice and in Consequence
This day-long workshop provides a safe, non-judgemental and respectful environment for HIV+ people to practice disclosure. The workshop promotes live, comedic performances which address disclosure and stigma. Role play and theatre provide unthreatening avenues to face fears around disclosure by providing thought provoking questions which challenge HIV associated stigmas. The workshop is supported with a Facilitator’s Guide that helps facilitate semi-structured, humorous activities that break barriers, demystify sex for positive people and help participants negotiate their own levels of comfort around disclosure.
The goal of the workshop is to negotiate disclosure styles by practicing various disclosure scenarios, build disclosure skills and confidence, learn ways of externalizing stigma-based negative responses and equip positive people to have better disclosure experiences.
Living with HIV is a lifelong journey, challenge and commitment that includes sex and intimacy. This workshop provides an opportunity for positive people to explore new ways of taking charge of their sexual lives through practical and dynamic activities.
CTAC will be launching this workshop for service providers who mobilize and work with people living with HIV across each Canadian region. If you are interested in hosting this workshop, or to find out if we have one planned in an area near you, contact firstname.lastname@example.org