Screenshot of flyer for free workshops for people living with HIV

METRO Charity is working in partnership with HIV charities Positively UK and Terrence Higgins Trust to run free courses for people who have been recently diagnosed with HIV or who are struggling to come to terms with their diagnosis.

The courses, which will take place over a weekend, are free and offer a safe, friendly and confidential space for people to explore and talk about their diagnosis with a team of experts all living with HIV.

People taking part will gain knowledge and tools to help them live well with HIV. The courses will cover dealing with the impact of a diagnosis, treatment options, sex, dating, relationships, wellbeing and what Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U) means.

Jose Mejia, METRO’s HIV peer support manager, said: “We are really excited about working together with our colleagues at Positively UK and THT. Attending one of these courses soon after your diagnosis or if you are finding it difficult to deal with your diagnosis, is a good way to meet other people living with HIV and learn about different coping strategies and approaches to living well with this condition. It is a great way to be increase your knowledge, stay connected and feel in control.”

There will be three courses run in 2020 on the following dates and locations:

· 14 and 15 March at Positively UK

· 13 and 14 June at METRO Charity

· 12 and 13 September at Terrence Higgins Trust

To book, email peersupport@metrocharity.org.uk or call 0208 305 5006.