25th January 2022
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
- Symptoms management
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 email email@example.com for more information.
If you have any questions please contact us: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01904 725423 for more info on available support.
There are other services you can also access for support:
- Be Resilient http://www.be-resilient.org/
- Terrence Higgins Trust https://www.tht.org.uk/our-services/online-services
- National Long Term Survivors Group: https://www.nltsg.org.uk/
- Positively UK run a helpline. Call 020 7713 0444
For further information on living with HIV and U=U you can visit:
- i-base http://i-base.info/u-equals-u-qa/
- Terence Higgins Trust https://www.tht.org.uk/hiv-and-sexual-health/living-well-hiv
- Avert https://www.avert.org/living-with-hiv/newly-diagnosed
- MESMAC http://www.mesmac.co.uk/
Coco's story- Living with HIV:
Coco is living with HIV and was diagnosed late. Watch this video to listen to her story and hear about the importance of testing for HIV.