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The difference your fundraising makes

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Your fabulous fundraising makes a real difference – read David’s story to find out more.

Thank you so much for choosing to support Terrence Higgins Trust – you’re an absolute star!

Terrence Higgins Trust provides many vital services to support the 100,000 people in the UK living with, and affected by, HIV and poor sexual health. Your money ensures that we’re able to continue providing these services, such as THT Direct, which support people like David when they need us most.

David's story

David was 29 when he was diagnosed with HIV.  When he rang THT Direct he said that he was finding it extremely difficult to deal with his HIV diagnosis. He felt isolated and suicidal at times. It is the stigmatisation of people living with HIV that he felt he couldn’t stand any longer.

Volunteer advisors on THT Direct listened to David and gave him the space to talk about his feelings. David was referred to the THT Direct legal team for advice on welfare benefits and legal issues around HIV in the workplace. Volunteer advisors also referred David to other Terrence Higgins Trust services that provide counselling, support in meeting other HIV positive individuals and a pathway into being actively involved with Terrence Higgins Trust as a member.

David’s feedback

‘Thanks so much for just listening; I started to feel like a human being again. You were a true listening friend. I don’t know what I’d have done without you all. I have been having a very difficult time but am now feeling much more optimistic and in control.’

We couldn’t be there for people like David without amazing people such as yourself. From all of us here at Terrence Higgins Trust, thank you so much for your support.