Monday, February 4
Positive Force, a program of San Francisco AIDS Foundation/STOP AIDS Project, and Jonathan Van Nuys, Nurse Practitioner candidate at UCSF, are recruiting community members to take part in our inaugural community building, therapeutic, and discussion series specifically for men who have been living long term with HIV.
Please join us for a seven-week series integrating meditative exercise and health techniques with rich discussion on the themes central to our lives. Embedded within this series will be an opportunity to strengthen our own creative voice and share our lives with the community through the art of photography. We will reflect and share upon such themes as aging well with HIV, stress management, sharing our stories, healing grief through art, and mutually supporting one another to truly thrive. Each week's session will open with a meditative qi gong to strengthen our bodies and spirit, followed by rich discussion, community building and opportunities for outside social outings. This is truly a group by the community, for the community, and your voices will guide its future direction.
Our goals are to build on our strengths, inspire one another, both honor and heal past grief and trauma, and most importantly to build, celebrate, and nurture a strong, vibrant and supportive positive community.
If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please contact either jonnyfuego369 [at] yahoo [dot] com (Jonathan Van Nuys) or 415.637.9630 or jjones [at] sfaf [dot] org (Justin Jones), Positive Force Program Manager, or 415.575.0150 x 250 to get started. We'll schedule a one-on-one conversation to hear about your experiences as a long term survivor with HIV and how we can best tailor this new service to serve your needs.
We aim to host the first group the week of February 4, hence the date selected for this event.