HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is inviting people living with HIV in East Sussex, to join a new support group which will launch in Eastbourne on June 17 from 3.30 – 5.30pm. Stigma and discrimination around HIV can make it difficult to know who to talk to and can leave people feeling isolated. ‘Positively Social’ aims to give informal support in an understanding environment, to anyone who has been diagnosed as HIV positive.

‘Positively Social’ will meet at the Meeting Room, 3VA, 8 Saffrons Road, Eastbourne on June 17, and then on the third Thursday of every month. The aim is to offer a confidential space where people can provide each other with support and share experiences about how they are coping with HIV and life in general. It’s also a great place to find out about other support services available.

Daniel Murray, HIV Health Coach for THT said: “It’s really important that groups like this are run locally because some people can feel isolated living with HIV in a small community. Life can seem much more complex, so talking to people in the same situation can really help. If you’d like information or support, or if you’d just like to meet other people in the same situation, please get in touch.”

For further information about joining the group please contact Daniel Murray on 01323 649927or email daniel.murray@tht.org.uk .

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