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HIV Team - Support Groups

There are a number of support groups available to offer help and advice to those who have been diagnosed HIV positive.

Please find detailed information of these groups below.

If you would like further information on the services offered by the HIV Team, please see the HIV Teams FAQ.

29 - 30 Lower Essex Street
B5 6SN

The drop in centre is run by volunteers. It offers space for people to talk in confidence, a variety of activities and enables them to meet other positive people, their carers or partners. It also provides access to a Citizens Advice Bureau worker every Monday and a variety of support groups.

The centre is open Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm.

Please contact the centre for information about the range of support and activities on offer.

Phone: 0121 622 6471

African Women's Group
Meets on the last Thursday of the month at Abplus. This is an informal group where women can share experiences and learn from each other and gain support in living with HIV.

For further details please contact Alex Bergman on 0121 662 6471.

African Mixed Gender Group
Meets on the third Sunday of the month at Abplus.

For further details please contact Alex Bergman on 0121 622 6471.

Francophone Group
A group for French speaking communities living with HIV.

Meets last Saturday of the month.

For further information please contact Achille, Terrence Higgins Trust,
on 0121 694 6440

Gay Men with HIV Group
For details please contact Terrence Higgins Trust on 0121 694 6440.

Living Proof
This group is for people diagnosed five years or more.

Living Proof is run by the National Long Term Survivors Group. It is mainly a self-help group that organises regular residential weekends to create opportunities for people to meet across the UK.

For further information please contact Tom Matthews on 0121 689 9520.

Positive Support
This is a monthly support group for people diagnosed HIV positive.

For further information please call Freshwinds on 0121 456 8100.

Positive Women's Group
If you are interested in meeting other women diagnosed HIV+ or would like to receive individual support at the drop-in centre, please contact Abplus for details on 0121 622 6471.

Recently Diagnosed Women's Group
For women diagnosed with HIV for two years or less.

Please contact Terrence Higgins Trust on 0121 694 6440.