Dating for hiv positive people
Details of upcoming events can be found on the Calendar of Events. Find out more Our benefits advise team can check your benefit entitlements, help you to complete the necessary forms, advocate with the Department of Work and Pensions and your local council and attend medical assessments with you. Homerton Hospital – Every Monday Royal Free Hospital – Every Monday St Mary’s Hospital – Every Tuesday Ealing Hospital – 1st Tuesday of the month Royal London Hospital– Every Tuesday Northwick Park Hospital– Every Thursday Newham Hospital– 1st & 3rd Friday of each month Chelsea & Westminster – Every Thursday Charing Cross hospital– Alternate Wednesdays If you would like to develop new skills and use your own experience to support people living with HIV why don’t you consider training to become a peer mentor?For more details contact Garry Brough on 020 7713 0444 or email [email protected] Contact our Women’s Project Coordinators Helen on [email protected] Diana on [email protected] call either of them on 020 7713 0444 Yes, everyone should enjoy a sex life regardless of their HIV status.For information about other volunteering opportunities with us please email [email protected] When newly diagnosed you may reject sex or worry about passing the virus on.An HIV diagnosis can impact on sex life in different ways.All our peer mentors are living with HIV themselves and are trained to provide a comprehensive package of emotional and practical support around all aspects of living with HIV. Facilitated by staff and mentors, the group provides a safe, friendly and welcoming space for you to get peer support, build life skills, have fun and socialise.Each month focusses on a different theme and we lay on a free lunch! Whether you were diagnosed while pregnant, are having your first child since your diagnosis, living with HIV and planning to get pregnant or a new mum, we can provide emotional and practical support including information about reducing the risk of onward transmission and treatment options.
"I will advise that people take their treatment immediately after they find out they have the virus."Mofokeng said her family had rejected her completely after her diagnosis.
The stigma around HIV "They said that I am a loose woman and I was cheating on my boyfriend," Mofokeng said.“Now we are taking things one day at a time and we are supporting each other.
We have started using condoms so that I don't pass the virus to my boyfriend, and what makes this easier is that my boyfriend is there for us.
Mofokeng, who lives in Qwaqwa in the Free State, said she could not understand how it was possible that she and the child were infected while her partner remained uninfected – despite having had unprotected sex for several years. I did not know how I was going to face my boyfriend with such news,” Mofokeng said.“I got home feeling so angry and brave at the same time.
Angry and ashamed“I found out about my status when I was pregnant four years ago. I asked my boyfriend if he had ever been unfaithful to me as I could not understand how I could have been infected.