The mission of PositiveWords.com is to assist community based service organizations in providing timely, accurate and balanced health management information and support to people living with HIV/AIDS.
PositiveWords is a Web site that provides an extensive online library of articles on HIV-related topics in English and Spanish. AIDS Service Organizations are able to access these articles free of charge and use them to create newsletters tailored to meet the needs of their clientele. The Web site provides all the technology and information necessary to create monthly newsletters requiring a minimum of time and effort on the part of the ASO.
PositiveWords.com enables users to select articles and illustrations from a database and place them into pre-designed newsletter layout templates. PositiveWords provides easy-to-use style templates for two, four and eight page newsletters. Users can also enter their own text directly into the Web site templates, resulting in a final newsletter that is customized for their agencies and target audience.
The core element of PostiveWords.com is the rapidly expanding library of articles written at a 6th to 8th grade reading level in both English and Spanish. Each month, ten new English articles are developed and five articles are translated into Spanish and uploaded to the site. Our site has articles on a range of topics, including adherence, side effect management, principles of HIV treatment, emotional and social support, and health management tools and tips, among others.
PositiveWords.com is designed and published by Dallabrida and Associates and guided by a community Editorial Advisory Board. The Editorial Advisory Board is a committee that is comprised of HIV+ people, doctors and educators from across the country. All articles are reviewed by three members of the Editorial Advisory Board and the managing editor before being posted to the site.
PositiveWords is sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from Agouron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.