GMFA has launched a new group peer support programme for HIV-positive gay and bisexual men to help deal with their diagnosis and the stigma that still affects people living with HIV. GMFA has a long track record of producing work that tackles HIV stigma for gay men, such as the Living with HIV campaign, and continued activity through FS Magazine’s HIV Stripped Bare features.
The four-week programme will be organised by GMFA and led by HIV-positive volunteers, opening up shared experiences of issues facing HIV-positive men, like telling friends and family about their status, dating and new relationships, and looking after their health.
Nick Baker, Outreach and Communications Manager, said “Peer support is a great way to empower people to deal with issues relating to a new HIV diagnosis or stigma by sharing their experiences in a safe and non-judgmental space, and supporting others in our community.”
The first groups will be held in Brixton on Thursday evenings from 7-8pm starting on Thursday 26th October until the 16th of November. Anyone who wants to attend can register at www.gmfa.org.uk/groupwork.