About the Positive Committee

This is a committee for people living with HIV/AIDS. The Positive Committee supports and enhances the role of people living with HIV in the Planning Council and the HPG. The Positive Committee is open to all HIV-positive individuals living in the Philadelphia area.

The Positive Committee supports the role of consumers of HIV services in planning and decision-making activities through regular trainings, special educational presentations, and group discussion.

The activities of the Positive Committee provide a unique opportunity for consumers of HIV services to educate other consumers and service providers about the needs of consumers, available services, and community resources. This committee also helps PLWHA to build the skills necessary to participate effectively in the activities and decision making of the HPG and Planning Council.  

This committee meets on the second Monday of the month from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Please see the calendar for upcoming meeting information.

Approved Meeting Minutes and Meeting Packets

March 2014 (Packet only - minutes not yet approved)

  • HOPWA Service Priorities

February 2014

  • Ryan White Cards
  • Red Ribbon Awards Participation

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

  • Special Presentation: Emergency Preparedness

October 2013

  • Co-Chair Election
  • Health Reform Discussion
  • World AIDS Day Project - Awards
  • Community Survey

September 2013

  • Co-Chair Nominations
  • October and November Meeting Dates
  • World AIDS Day Project Planning
    • Awards
    • Survey

August 2013

  • Presentation: Planning Council Update
  • September Meeting Date
  • World AIDS Day Project
  • Upcoming Educational Events/Speakers

July 2013

  • Presentation: Planning Council Update

June 2013

  • Presentation: AIDS Education Month, Philadelphia FIGHT

May 2013

  • Presentation: Health Reform and HIV Care

April 2013

March 2013

February 2013

  • Committee Ground Rules
  • Brochure
  • Committee Goals & Objectives

January 2013

  • Committee Procedures and Member Conduct - Developing Ground Rules
  • Outreach 2013

December 2012

November 2012

October 2012

  • Special Presentation: Advocacy

September 2012

  • October Meeting Date
  • Special Presentation: Housing for People Living with HIV/AIDS

August 2012

  • Special Presentation: The Search for an AIDS Cure - The AIDS Policy Project
  • Current Events: HIV Home Test

July 2012

  • How Ryan White Funding Decisions are Made
  • Community Planning Review Game

June 2012

  • Community Planning 101
  • Special Guests: Philadelphia FIGHT
  • Show Me the Money!: Understanding the Ryan White Allocations Process

May 2012

  • Team Building - The Autograph Game
  • Introduction to Community Planning
  • HIV Risk for African-American and Hispanic Youth (Documentary)

April 2012

  • Clicker Test Pilot
  • Patient Zero - Origins of HIV (Radiolab Podcast)

March 2012

  • Criminalization of HIV in tne United States
  • 2012 Community Forums

February 2012

  • Special Presentation: HIV in the United States by the Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Online Outreach Activities
    • Positive Committee Prezi Brainstorming
    • HIV/AIDS Myth-Busting Prezi Brainstorming

January 2012

  • Guest Speaker: A Conversation with Sayuri Lio

December 2011

  • A Conversation with Dr. Karam Mounzer
  • Needs Assessment Activity: Consumer Survey Pilot

November 2011

  • Special Presentation: Managing Health Concerns Through Nutrition
  • Skills Building: Health Care Reform and Ryan White Clients
  • Outreach for 2012

October 2011

  • Ryan White Program Overview
  • Co-Chair Election
  • Brainstorming for Education/Outreach Activities for 2011 - 2012
  • Newsletter

September 2011

  • Change October Meeting to October 17
  • Nomination of Co-Chair
  • Brainstorming for Outreach/Education Activities for 2011 - 2012

August 2011

  • Special Guest: Dr. Helena Kwakwa
  • Update on Ryan White Regional Allocations Meetings
  • Fall Newsletter

July 2011

  • Skills Building: Where We Live Matters
  • Informal Focus Group: Treatment Adherence
  • Review of FY2012 Service Priorities for Ryan White Part A

June 2011

  • Presentation from Philadelphia FIGHT
  • Review and Approval of Letter to FIGHT
  • Participation Acknowledgements
  • Review of FY2012 Service Priorities for Ryan White Part A

May 2011

  • Review and Approval of Goals and Objectives
  • Prevention Focus Group - Partner Services
  • Draft Letter to FIGHT re: Project TEACH

April 2011

  • Group Resume Activity
  • Strategic Planning/Review of Goals Continued

March 2011

  • Participation Acknowledgements
  • National HIV/AIDS Strategy and Other Federal Prevention Policies
  • Group Resume
  • Strategic Planning/Review of Goals Continued
  • Priority Setting 2011

February 2011

  • Group Dynamics and Conflict Resolution
  • Participation Acknowledgements
  • Newsletter Draft
  • Strategic Planning/Review of Goals Continued

January 2011

  • Participation Acknowledgements
  • Strategic Planning/Review of Goals