Lee Health offers free HIV self-management workshop: SF STAT !: South Florida Hospital News

Lee Health offers free HIV self-management workshop: SF STAT !: South Florida Hospital News

The McGregor Clinic is one of the largest providers of HIV care in Southwest Florida. McGregor Community Services is a division of the clinic that offers different services to the community through their free HIV rapid testing, education, mobile unit outreach and community mobilization. Their team members have volunteered to teach the self-management workshop.    

 “There is a need for this kind of a program in our community, and at Lee Health, we want to meet that need,” said Sharon Krispinsky, RN, Chronic Health Program Coordinator with Lee Health. “That’s why we’re offering a free workshop designed to teach a variety of tools to actively self-manage this condition. The workshop is for those living with HIV and their loved ones.”  

HIV is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system, and if not treated, can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). While there is no cure for HIV, with proper medical care, it can be controlled and managed. People with HIV who get effective treatment can live long, healthy lives.  Lee Health is offering a free self-management program in partnership with McGregor Community Services. The six-week workshop is focused on education and awareness. 

• Understand the benefits of exercise • Make smarter decisions related to healthy eating • More easily manage your medications

• Live with a chronic condition Through the program, which was originally developed by Stanford University, participants will learn how to:

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