For most people who are diagnosed before the virus has done too much damage to your immune system (and if you think you might have been exposed to HIV but aren’t sure, come and get a free test) your life expectancy will probably not be any less than it would have been anyway. Providing you take your medication when you should (Doctors refer to this as ‘adherence’) you should be able to live well with HIV for the rest of your life.
This in itself presents lots of challenges, not least accepting a new reality and getting others to accept it too.
There’s more to us than just helping with your ‘day-to-day’ advice and support concerns. Our wellbeing services can help ...
If you're feeling stressed, our volunteer therapists can help.
We currently offer free to our clients, Osteopathy and Reflexology sessions, as well general massages and sports massages too. New therapist are always joining us, so contact us on 020 7791 2855 to see what's new and to book a session.
Open Monday to Friday, Positive Eats our café offers home-made cheap but healthy and nutritious meals. Don't forget, if you fancy a quick tea or coffee, our drop-in area and IT suite are always open!
And for the more energetic, our fantastic gym is open daily (Monday to Saturday). If you need help or advice, our volunteer personal trainers are available to help you get the most from your work-out routine.