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We run several groups in London and online. These groups are designed to help you live better with HIV, share your experiences and meet similar people. They offer support from people who understand your concerns and can boost your confidence and social life.

The groups are a great place to meet other people in the same situation as you. They provide a safe space to talk and hear other people’s perspectives and are always run by qualified facilitators.

Recently Diagnosed

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This support group is for gay, bi and trans men and other men who have sex with men.

It consists of a one evening a week, three-week programme of support and workshops for men who have recently been diagnosed HIV positive. Sessions are highly participative and the mutual support builds group members' confidence in their ability to come to terms with their diagnosis.

Most men attend within the first 18 months of diagnosis. However, the programme has proved to be beneficial for individuals at any stage of their HIV diagnosis.

Upcoming start dates

  • Thursday 6 December 2018
  • Thursday 7 March 2019 

Recently Diagnosed (online)

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This is a one evening a week, three-week online video support group for people living with HIV who can't (or prefer not to) physically attend one of our support groups.

The group's aim is to support recently diagnosed individuals, helping them better understand the impact of a diagnosis, including talking with friends, family and work, treatment options and treatment as prevention, emotional wellbeing and accessing other support. 

The group uses a simple, free app that allows you to join and see other members of the group. You do not need to use your real name when you access the app.

Upcoming start dates

  • Thursday 10 January 2019

BAME Emotional Support Workshop

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Free and confidential HIV support workshops for individuals from Black, Asian or Minority ethnic backgrounds in London.

The group provides an opportunity for people who are living with or affected by HIV in London to get emotional support and learn new skills for managing their life, feelings and relationships.

Food is provided and participants receive a certificate of attendance. 

Upcoming dates

  • February 2019 (exact dates to be confirmed)

Partners, Friends and Family Workshop

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Has someone you know been diagnosed with HIV? This one-day peer support workshop provides a safe, friendly environment where you can meet other people who care about someone in their lives living with HIV.

The workshop gives you a chance to share experiences and ask any questions you have about HIV. You may want to learn skills to support someone you care about, or explore how HIV might affect your relationship, including providing medical support.

Upcoming dates TBC. Please register your interest below.

Sign up for a group

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When we feel more knowledgeable and confident about ourselves, we are more likely to make better choices about our own sexual health and the health of our partners.

If you're interested in any of our groups and wish to sign up, simply fill in the form below.

For more information about our groups, please contact Shamal on 020 7812 1724 or email [email protected].