Positive Peers is a mobile app for youth and young adults with HIV aged 13–34. The app offers information, social networking, and self-management tools to support holistic HIV care. The Positive Peers application was designed to improve retention in HIV healthcare, facilitate greater viral suppression, lessen perceived isolation and stigma, and support HIV self-management for users.
Positive Peers participants who used the app (n=114) were 1.66 times more likely to attend office visits than those in the study who did not use the app. Participation in laboratory tests and achievement of viral suppression among app users varied dramatically by age. The youngest group, aged 13–24, were 2.85 times more likely to obtain HIV laboratory tests and 4.22 times more likely to achieve HIV viral suppression than those who did not use the Positive Peers app.
This package of training and implementation tools was developed to assist Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) sites and other organizations/clinics to implement the Positive Peers intervention.
- Intervention Implementation Guide: Positive Peers
- Webinar: Innovative HIV Care Strategies for Priority Populations: Housing First and Positive Peers Interventions
- Fact Sheet: Positive Peers