We've expanded our online services to support you and ensure you have what you need during lockdown and social distancing.
This hub brings together services including free online counselling for people living with HIV, chlamydia and HIV testing 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.
My Community Forum 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 and interactive peer learning sessions to support people living with HIV, including monthly Tuesday drop-in sessions for those who are long-term diagnosed and a new series of work and wellbeing sessions.
You can also watch our webinars full of advice on COVID-19 and HIV in association with Prepster.
We've also launched a free online group for gay and bisexual men living with HIV who take part in chemsex and want to make a positive change. Find out more and sign up on our Friday/Monday website.
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 monthly Before 96 peer support group brings together long-term diagnosed people living with HIV.
We also offer Peer Support Scotland for people in Scotland living with HIV and/or hepatitis C.
Emergency support in Scotland
Contact our team in Scotland 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.
Physical activity has a huge potential to enhance our wellbeing. Walking increases our mental alertness, energy and positive mood.
Participation in regular physical activity, like training for a walk or run, can increase our self-esteem and reduce stress and anxiety.
Take a look at our calendar of challenge events and we’ll support you every step of the way!
We've created a new postcode search to find 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:
- Ayrshire and Arran
- Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire
- Brighton and Hove
- Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire
- Buckinghamshire [this link will take you offsite]
- Essex and Thurrock
- Milton Keynes
Eligibility criteria vary from area to area. Please see your local page for more information.