Offers free and confidential services for people with HIV and AIDS, including specialist advice and representation on welfare rights, housing and legal matters, practical help and befriending. See website for local centres.
We are here to help all individuals living with HIV in the UK to live well. From diagnosis and starting treatment to talking about your HIV with others, your relationships, and employment options, Positively UK will support you to manage all aspects of your HIV and help you to achieve the best for your physical and emotional well-being. Our front-line staff and volunteers are themselves living with HIV and have first-hand experience of the issues you may face.
CWAC is at the forefront of the fight against paediatric HIV and AIDS. The Education Programme has initiated ground-breaking projects, vital to stopping the spread of HIV, whilst the Hardship Project provides parents and children with essential items (baby start-up grant which provides vital milk product assisting in the prevention of HIV transmission from mother to child). The continued struggle to raise HIV and AIDS awareness is vital, in spite of medical advances, children are still being born with HIV and young people need to know what the risks are and how to protect themselves.
We work with professionals to ensure they have up-to-date information and contacts to provide best possible care and services for children, young people and families living with HIV. We acknowledge the intrinsic role parents play in their children’s health and wellbeing. We work with them to provide information to support them in the issues HIV presents within the family. We work with young people living with HIV through our youth committee and consultations to ensure we provide them with the information they need and that their voices are heard throughout our work and in the wider community. We run residential weekends and support camps to bring together HIV positive young people from across the UK and Ireland to make friends and share their experiences of living with HIV. ‘If only you knew’ is a secure website built by and for HIV positive children and young people. It has youth-friendly information about living well with HIV and social networking.
Pozitude is a web site set up by a group of young people who are living with an HIV positive status. But it’s more than a web site, it’s a special place where the clock stops and you can navigate your way without running out of time. You can use this space as a safe place to come and find out about living with HIV. Visit whenever you like, learn about the facts, the fantasies, the realities and the myths about living with HIV. Ask questions and share ideas, come and find friends, but most important keep a positive attitude about your journey ahead.
Although huge steps have been made to combat the disease and educate people on facts surrounding the illness - as well as a lot of stigma still surrounding it - there are still a number of myths associated with HIV. Dr Ranj Singh joins us online, to dispel 10 myths associated with HIV.