Hertfordshire

501 St Albans Road
Watford
WD24 7RZ
United Kingdom

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Our staff are currently working away from the office owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, all our services are available through phone, email and Zoom. The office phone is open 10am to 5pm.

We provide support for people newly diagnosed with HIV and those living with HIV in Hertfordshire. Training for professionals is also available.

Please contact the office on 01920 484 784.

You can also get in touch with the THT Direct helpline on 0808 802 1221 or [email protected].

Support for people living with HIV

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We offer the following support services:

  • Advice on telling people about your HIV status.
  • Information for newly diagnosed people.
  • Access to a hardship fund.
  • Support getting back to work.
  • Finance and benefits advice.

Peer mentoring

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Peer mentoring is an opportunity to share experiences with someone else living with HIV, receive emotional and practical support, and build confidence and skills to live well with HIV.

You may wish to explore:

  • Coping accepting/living with your HIV diagnosis.
  • Living well with HIV.
  • Adhering to your medication.
  • Managing emotions and stresses.
  • Telling someone that you're HIV positive.

You’ll receive six one-hour sessions with our Peer Ambassadors, which can be accessed over the phone or Zoom.

Email [email protected] or call 01920 484 784 for more information.

50 Positive

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Our new group 50+ (50 Positive) is an opportunity to meet other people who are ageing with HIV, to socialise, learn new skills and share ideas. Whether you’ve been living with HIV for 30 years or three weeks, this is your space.

For some people, ageing with HIV can possibly present new health and social challenges. This group is a safe space to share your experiences, ask for peer support and have fun together.

We’ll be meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month, 6-7.30pm on Zoom, so you can meet everyone in the comfort of your own home.

Register for 50 Positive

Email [email protected] or call us on 01920 484 784 if you have any questions.

Sexual health information and advice

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We supply a range of sexual health information and advice, including:

  • PrEP: HIV prevention medication taken by someone who is HIV negative. We can cover how and where to access, dosing options and additional tests you might need to take.
  • PEP: HIV prevention medication taken within 72 hours after someone has been exposed to HIV. We can cover how and where to access it.
  • U=U: HIV medication taken by someone who is positive to prevent HIV being passed on.
  • STIs: symptoms, testing and treatment.
  • Chemsex.
  • Drug and alcohol use.
  • Talking to partners about the type of sex you want and how to assert your boundaries.
  • Navigating hook-up apps.

Sexual health and wellbeing workshops

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Sex and The County is our monthly series of sexual health and wellbeing workshops. We’ll cover a range of topics from healthy relationships and self-pleasure through to HIV prevention with medication (PrEP and U=U).

These confidential spaces are a chance to share experiences, ask questions and learn new ways to feel in control of your sexual health. The sessions are informal and interactive and will leave you empowered to have fun and fulfilling sex lives.

Join us on Zoom on the last Tuesday of the month, 12-1pm.

See the full programme.

Register for Sex and the County.

Email [email protected] or call us on 01920 484 784 if you have any questions.

HIV awareness and confidence training for professionals

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Our free HIV awareness and confidence training is aimed at organisations in Hertfordshire and will give you the knowledge and skills to support people living with HIV and those most at risk of acquiring HIV.

The session will cover:

  • HIV prevalence in the UK.
  • Routes of transmission.
  • How to reduce risk through prevention strategies such as PrEP, PEP, U=U, condoms and lube.
  • Advances in HIV treatment.
  • The importance of treatment adherence.
  • How stigma and discrimination affect people living with HIV.
  • How the law applies to a person living with HIV.

The session will be delivered through Zoom and is fully interactive with polls, breakout rooms for groups discussions, interactive whiteboards, and chat rooms to empower you to take part.

Email [email protected] or call us on 01920 484 784 to arrange a training session.

Order free condoms

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We're pleased to provide free condoms delivered to you by post.

Please note that we are only able to send packs to addresses within the Hertfordshire area.

Request free condoms