Take Control, Learn, Connect

I’m still amazed by how much my perspective on my diagnosis and future has changed after this weekend. I feel so invigorated.Take Control, Learn, Connect is a free programme of interactive workshops for people who are living with HIV, run by staff and volunteers who are also living with HIV. We currently run weekend workshops for people have been diagnosed with HIV within the last three years. In February 2018, we will be running a workshop for people that have been diagnosed for 3 years or more for the first time.

We know that being diagnosed with, or living with HIV can be worrying and confusing. The workshops have been set up to:

  • Provide the opportunity to connect with other people in a similar position, and who are facing similar concerns to you
  • Help you gain a deeper understanding of living with HIV
  • Talk about current and new treatment options
  • Understand new information relating to managing your HIV
  • Discuss living with HIV as part of everyday life

In the workshops, staff and volunteer peer mentors will share their experiences of being diagnosed and living with HIV. By the end of the workshops you’ll have been given the information to start taking control of your HIV; learnt how to get the support you need; and connected with other people living with HIV.

It took me some time to be in a group with people ‘like me’, but after learning from others and sharing I feel much stronger, inspired and looking forward to the futureBefore I attended the Recently Diagnosed weekend, I was someone who would suffer in silence.  Positively UK has empowered me to take charge of my life. I know what service and treatment I should expect and am really engaging with my health care team.

For more information or to reserve a place, please email tlc@positivelyuk.org or call 020 7713 0444

 

Upcoming Workshops:

TLC 3+

17 February 2018

This one-day workshop will be for people that have known they are living with HIV for 3 years or more, but who want to learn more about managing HIV. We will look at particular aspects of living with HIV and will bring people’s knowledge in areas such as treatment up to date. It will also offer the opportunity to look again at issues like talking to others about HIV (disclosure) and getting the most from your healthcare team.

TLC Recently Diagnosed

21, 22 April 2018

This workshop is for people that have been diagnosed within the last 3 years. We will cover:

  • Coming to terms with diagnosis
  • What is HIV?
  • Starting and managing treatment
  • How to get the most from your healthcare team
  • Talking to others about HIV (disclosure)
  • Talking about sex and transmission
  • New information, including PrEP and ‘U=U’
  • Accessing services and getting support
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