Healthy Relationships

UNIFIED's Healthy Relationships is a five-session, small-group workshop series for men and women living with HIV. It is based on Social-Cognitive Theory and focuses on developing and practicing new skills and building self-efficacy.  Decision-making and problem-solving skills are developed to enable participants to make informed and safe decisions about disclosure and sexual practices.

Core Elements Include:

  • Defining stress and reinforcing coping skills across three life areas—disclosing to family and friends, disclosing to sexual partners, and building healthier and safer relationships.
  • Providing personal feedback reports to provide additional support from UNIFIED for concerns identified.
  • Using movie clips or lived experiences to set up scenarios about disclosure and HIV/STI exposure and to stimulate discussions and role-plays.
  • Using modeling, role-play, open discussion and feedback to teach and practice skills related to coping with stress.
  • Teaching decision-making skills about disclosure of HIV status.


Coming Soon



Coming Soon



Group Contact (Detroit and Ypsilanti)



External Resources

CDC - Healthy Relationships

CDC - HIV Status Disclosure

HIV.GOV - HIV Disclosure Tips

State of Michigan HIV Laws