For the latest information for people living with HIV on COVID-19, please check the British HIV Association (BHIVA) website:https://www.bhiva.org/index.php. If you have concerns regarding social distancing or self-isolation, call the team on 01904 725423 (team secretary’s number) and a member of the team will speak with you.
HIV treatment is highly effective in improving the quality of life of people living with HIV. Now, with U=U (undetectable = untransmittable), treatment is also an effective way of preventing passing on HIV to partners.
YorSexualHealth (YSH) runs a free and confidential support service for people living with HIV and their partners and carers in York and North Yorkshire.
We can support you with:
Self-management of your physical and mental health
Assistance with benefits and getting back into work or education
Peer support and group support opportunities
You can be referred to the service by a member of YSH staff or you can also fill in ourself-referral formor email us at email@example.com for more information.
You will be asked on arrival at clinic if you consent for our wellbeing and support team to contact you following your appointment to discuss support needs. If you would prefer to discuss this with the clinical team instead, please do not hesitate to do so.
The wellbeing and support team run HIV peer support groups online and in person, for you to discuss issues and share experiences with others. If this may be of interest, please speak to the clinical team or the wellbeing and support team for more details and the next dates.
Upcoming HIV support group sessions:
If you would like to attend a group support session firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you have any questions please contact us: email email@example.com or call 01904 725423 for more info on available support.
There are other services you can also access for support:
We are supporting #WorldAIDSDay2023 with the 'Wear It Red' campaign today! The red ribbon is the universal symbol of awareness and support for people living with HIV.
For more information on our HIV care and support services, visit our website: https://www.yorsexualhealth.org.uk/
Since 1988, communities have stood together on #WorldAIDSDay to show strength and solidarity against HIV stigma and to remember lives lost.
People living with HIV and on successful treatment do not transmit HIV.
Undetectable = Untransmittable
For more information on the campaign, visit National AIDS Trust.