Building Blocks to Peer Success

A toolkit for training HIV-positive peers to engage PLWHA in care

Purpose of this toolkit: to support the training of HIV-positive peers who work to engage and retain people living with HIV in health care.

Primary audiences: experienced trainers and training organizations who can use this toolkit to design, enhance or refine their own training of peers.

Additional uses: Peer supervisors or program directors can use this toolkit to plan a peer training program for newly hired peers or provide continuing education for existing peers.

Español:  Componentes Esenciales para la Capacitación y Éxito de los Trabajadores Pares (Peers)

View the HRSA-sponsored Webcast:  Training Peers to Support Clients in HIV Care and Treatment

Toolkit Guide

Toolkit Modules

Request the toolkit on CD

Although the PEER Center project has ended, CDs are still available. You may request a copy of the Building Blocks to Peer Success toolkit on CD to be mailed to you by filling out the peer training toolkit request form.

Suggested citation: Health & Disability Working Group, Boston University School of Public Health. (2009). Building Blocks to Peer Success: a toolkit for training HIV-positive peers. Retrieved from

Funding for this toolkit is through the Health Resources and Services Administration's HIV/AIDS Bureau, which is a program within the federal U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Funding is through the Minority AIDS Initiative.