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We host a variety of peer support groups and peer learning workshops to support people living with HIV. 

For more information, or to subscribe to our groups and workshops mailing list for future events, please fill in the form at the bottom of the page.

Our online meetings use Zoom, video conferencing software that you can use by phone, tablet or computer to access online meetings for free.

Before 96


The Before 96 group is primarily for people who were diagnosed before or around 1996, when effective treatment started to be introduced, but all are welcome.

We look to create a safe space where individuals can share topical issues and life experiences for mutual support. We also invite a range of speakers and organisations to promote discussion around issues relevant to the group, but we aim to build a supportive community network.

We meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 4pm, with attendees able to attend online from anywhere in the UK or in-person at Cally Yard if they live in or around London.

Attending online requires Zoom, video conferencing software that you can use to access online meetings for free.

To join us, please register using the form below.

Before 96 and Beyond


Before 96 and Beyond is an online peer support space for anyone living with HIV, whether more recently diagnosed or diagnosed for a longer time, to come together and share stories and ask questions.

The group starts at 5:30pm and is hosted just after Before 96 where many peers will stay online to share their experience of living with HIV.

To join us, please register using the form below. (Please note that you don’t need to register for this session if you’ve already registered for Before 96.)

Common Bond


Our peer support group for women (including trans women) living with HIV. This group is an inclusive, safe and respectful online space for friendship and fun for people living with HIV who identify as female.

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm.

The group offers a space to increase our social connectedness and enable learning from each other, to check in and talk about how we are.

Each month we also have a 10-minute ‘show and tell’ from one of our members to share what supports their wellbeing. The first session in October included a demonstration of tai chi, which got us moving and relaxing, and even creating freestyle dances!

In the final part of the evening, we use breakout rooms to chat in smaller groups.

Our group is full of excitement, building a community for fellowship and also joy from being together in a free and safe space.

To join us, please register using the form below.

Learning to Live Well with HIV course


Are you recently diagnosed or having difficulty coming to terms with an HIV diagnosis? We’re partnering with Positively UK, METRO and Positive East to deliver the Learning to Live Well with HIV course.

Our course is aimed at helping you deal with your diagnosis and gain the knowledge and tools to live well with HIV.

Each course is led by people living with HIV and includes:

  • Dealing with the impact of a diagnosis.
  • Opportunities to share experiences and hear others' stories.
  • Information on treatment and U=U (undetectable=untransmittable) .
  • Talking about our HIV with others.
  • Emotional and physical wellbeing.
  • Where to get further information and support.

The next course is being hosted by Positively UK on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July, 10:30am to 4:30pm. Lunch is provided.

To register your interest, please use the form at the bottom and a member of the team will be in touch.

My Community Forum


My Community Forum is a free, welcoming and safe place to meet other people living with HIV in the UK.

Moderated by a team of trained volunteers based throughout the UK, the forum offers many discussions on various topics and the opportunity to chat using the live chat function where our volunteers connect daily.

Find out more about My Community Forum.

Register your interest


To register your interest in any of the groups or workshops above or any future living well activities, please complete the short form below.