We're expanding our online services to support you through this difficult time and ensure you have what you need during lockdown.
This brand new hub brings together services including free online counselling for people living with HIV, chlamydia and HIV tests through the post, and advice and information online and over the phone.
So please come in and make yourself At Home.
Support for people living with HIV
We've increased the capacity of our online counselling service to reflect increased demand. It's available to anyone over 18 years old who's living with HIV and is completely free of charge.
Our counsellors can help you with issues such as anxiety, distress or concerns relating to HIV or your diagnosis.
Our community forum, myHIV, is a place for people living with HIV to meet, chat and support each other.
The moderation team run live chats and peer support. Sign up today and follow the team on Twitter for updates.
We run a range of online events to support people living with HIV, from shared cultural experiences to interactive peer learning sessions.
Weekly activities include:
- Alternating afternoon and evening drop-in sessions for long-term diagnosed people on Tuesdays.
- Online watch parties every other Wednesday.
Check out the current list, which includes links to register.
You can also watch our recent webinars full of advice on COVID-19 and HIV in association with Prepster.
Our free national helpline can answer your questions about HIV and sexual health over the phone or by email.
The team has been answering a large number of calls around HIV and the coronavirus. You can get more information on this from our Medical Director's blog post.
Our Before 96 peer support group brings together long-term diagnosed people living with HIV. From June our meetings will be weekly, each Tuesday, alternating between 3 and 6pm.
We also offer Peer Support Scotland for people in Scotland living with HIV and/or hepatitis C.
Emergency support in Scotland
Contact our Scottish team if you need urgent help, advice or mental health support. We may also be able to help with the delivery of food and prescription medicines, along with other supplies.
Every year hundreds of you take on challenges to ensure vital support for people affected by HIV.
While none of us is taking part in a race any time soon, it's important we stick together and stay active to support our bodies and minds.
Whether you're running in the park, doings burpees in your living room or downward dogging in the garage, we want to see what you've got.
During the coronavirus lockdown, you mustn't go out on dates or hook-ups (and they mustn't come to you). But it's still important to stay in control of your sexual health.
Lockdown is a great time to test for HIV. Our new postcode search finds free online HIV testing options in your area.
We're currently able to offer free self test kits to eligible users in a number of areas of the country. See our self testing website for the full list. In the rest of the country, our HIV self tests cost just £15 – that's 50% off the retail price.
They're delivered to your home in a discreet package and you can read the result yourself in just 15 minutes.
Across most of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk, young people can order free postal chlamydia kits.
All you have to do is post the test off the lab and wait for the result.
Condoms by post
We're able to supply a free condom pack in the post to eligible people in a number of areas. These are currently:
- Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire
- Brighton and Hove
- Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire
- Buckinghamshire [this link will take you offsite]
- Essex, Southend and Thurrock
- Milton Keynes
Eligibility criteria vary from area to area. Please see your local page for more information.