Using The âPositive Health, Dignity, and Prevention Framework to Explore the Lived Experiences of YPLHIV in Uganda.
Positive Health Dignity and Prevention (PHDP) is a new global policy framework that highlights the importance of placing people living with HIV (PLHIV) at the center of managing their health and wellbeing. This framework, among other things, takes us beyond the concept of Positive Prevention (PP) which was more limited since it focused only on PLHIV preventing transmission of HIV and nothing else.
In contrast to PP (which could be construed as treating PLHIV as vectors of transmission), PHDP emphasizes the improvement and maintenance of the health and well-being of PLHIV, their partners, families, and communities (WHO, 2009) by focusing on the trajectory as they move from testing to support, care, and treatment, PHDP situates the health and social needs
and experiences of PLHIV with a human rights approach.