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The next Cycle of LIFE begins on 7/31/12.  Please refer anyone you know that
will benefit from this wonderful program to Jeff Grigsby at jgrigsby@PrideCenterFlorida.org
or 954-463-9011 ext. 302

Want a “jump-start” to better living?

Join the L.I.F.E. Program!
We are the PALS Project.  We offer men living with HIV
practical social support, accurate HIV information and effective strategies to lead safer, richer lives.
The 18-week L.I.F.E. Program® (Learning Immune Function Enhancement) can help enhance your health.  It provides practical, step-by-step guidance as you create and implement personal health plans for long-term thriving with HIV.  L.I.F.E.’s fun, supportive environment uses a unique blend of:
Large group meetings

Small group sharing
Experiential exercises
One-on-one health counseling
Participation in the L.I.F.E. Program:
Boosts the immune system
Lowers risky behavior
Increases adherence to health routines, including medication schedules
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If you are HIV+, this mind-body health program can help you:
Build deeper relationship with new HIV+ friends
Lower HIV-related symptoms
Enhance your sense of psychological and emotional well-being
Raise your level of safe behaviors
Improve the quality of your overall health
Next Cycle Begins:  July 31, 2012,  Intake Interviews begin in
June 2012
Weekly Workshop Times:  Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. for 18 weeks
Interested?  Space is limited.
Contact the PALS Project today:

954.463.9011 xt 302
jgrigsby@PrideCenterFlorida.org

An HIV prevention program funded by the Department of Health, Bureau of HIV/AIDS

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The L.I.F.E. Program® is the nation’s leading health-enhancement and wellness-counseling program for people living with HIV. L.I.F.E. provides participants with the knowledge, motivation, skills, and support necessary to establish and maintain health-protective routines.

Our Program Goals:

  1. Optimizing health outcomes for people living with HIV by assisting participants in improving their performance on biological, psychological, and social Cofactors that can impact health.
  2. Reducing the number of people who become infected with HIV by assisting participants in reducing HIV transmission risk behaviors and other health-risking behaviors.

Is L.I.F.E. Effective?
Clinical program evaluation of shows that L.I.F.E. participants:

  • Reduce overall health problems (by 27-44%) and overall personal problems (by 38-50%);
  • Decrease drug/alcohol use and other health risking behaviors;
  • Increase adherence to HIV treatment and other health routines;
  • Increase the amount and quality of trusted support in their lives; and
  • Improve coping with grief, depression, and Survival Stress.

Through L.I.F.E.’s innovative and effective learning methods and group processes, L.I.F.E. participants improve their health outcomes in as few as 12 weeks.

How L.I.F.E. Works
L.I.F.E., which stands for Learning Immune Function Enhancement, is based on scientific research that connects our performance on certain biological, psychological, and social Cofactors, to immune system functioning, disease progression, and overall health. These Cofactors have been shown in HIV disease and other life-threatening illnesses to trigger symptom onset, speed up or slow down disease progression, and impact survival time. Cofactors have also been shown to impact physical, social, and psychological aspects of quality of life. When people living with HIV/AIDS or other illnesses understand the dynamic relationship between mind and body, and improve their performance on certain Cofactors, then they may benefit from improved physical and psychological health and well-being.

Cofactors to HIV+ Health and Wellness
A Cofactor is a life issue that can impact health. Research shows Cofactors can slow down (HIV, cancer, or Hepatitis C) disease progression; help to reverse existing disease symptoms or AIDS-related conditions; enhance immune system functioning; increase adherence to health routines including medication/treatment protocols used to treat disease or symptoms; and improve one’s ability and willingness to choose health-supporting behaviors over health-risking behaviors.

L.I.F.E. participants explore their performance on 26 Cofactors and receive the knowledge, motivation, skills, and support necessary to set and reach goals related to their Cofactor performance and health. By increasing health-supporting Cofactor performance and reducing or eliminating health-risking Cofactor performance, participants can greatly increase their potential to develop and maintain wellness.

For more about Shanti’s Life Program, check out their Web Site.

In Fort Lauderdale, the LIFE Program is provided by the PALS Project.  Get Started with LIFE today!

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