Meaningful involvement of people with HIV/AIDS (MIPA) is about ensuring that the communities most affected by HIV are involved in decision-making, at every level of the response. MIPA requires dedication, planning and assessment, organizational buy-in, and a champion to help usher its development and continued assessment. This work takes time but the investment in MIPA is critical, doable, and well worth the effort.
Below are two resources from AIDS United and The US People Living with HIV Caucus that share best practices to incorporate MIPA into your organization, including how MIPA benefits CBOs, tools to assess MIPA at your organization, and mechanisms for greater involvement of people living with HIV:
- Embodying Meaningful Involvement of People Living with HIV: Putting the Pieces Together – This guide includes history and lessons learned from the community.
- MIPA Fact Sheet – This resource is available in English, French, and Spanish
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- Embodying Meaningful Involvement of People Living with HIV: Putting the Pieces Together. Download.
- Meaningful Involvement of People with HIV/AIDS (MIPA) – English fact sheet. Download.
- L’implication significative des personnes vivant avec le VIH / sida (MIPA) – French translation. Download.
- Mayor Involucramiento de Personas Afectadas por el VIH/SIDA – Spanish translation – Download.
- Meaningful Involvement of People with HIV/AIDS (MIPA) Webinar – Watch Here.
- MIPA and Young Adults: Focusing on Ageism and Adultism – Watch Here.