What support is available for people who are HIV positive?

Sahir House is a multi-cultural support and information centre offering a wide range of services to individuals and families living with, or affected by, HIV on Merseyside. Their main base is in Liverpool, however they run a monthly support group called ‘Positive Peers’ for the for local HIV community to meet up to gain support, information and guidance. Sahir House are also able to provide information, counselling, complementary therapies and members can book appointments to see professionals (e.g. HIV Social Workers or Community Nurses). Their helpline (0151 237 3990) offers confidential, impartial advice and assistance relating to HIV.

St Helens Council’s Adult Health and Social Care service can provide counselling and emotional support, financial advice and practical assistance for anyone regardless of gender, sexuality, lifestyle or origin in the borough. Further information about the Council’s support for adults with AIDs/HIV can be found on their website or by calling the Contact Centre on 01744 676 600.

The Terrence Higgins Trust is the largest HIV and sexual health charity in the UK. They run a support and information service called THT Direct, available by phone (0808 802 1221), e-mail ([email protected]) or post.