Recently Diagnosed Workshops


Take Control, Learn, Connect is a new programme of weekend workshops for people recently diagnosed with HIV. We know that being diagnosed with HIV can be a worrying and confusing time, and so these workshops have been set up to:

  • provide the opportunity to connect with other people in a similar position, facing the same kind of concerns
  • help you gain a deeper understanding of HIV
  • talk about treatment options
  • discuss living with HIV as part of everyday life

The free workshops will be delivered by staff and volunteer peer mentors from Positively UK who will share their experiences of being diagnosed and living with HIV. Each workshop will be self-contained, taking place over the course of one weekend. By the end of the workshop 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.

Some things people who attended previous workshops have said:

I’m still amazed by how much my perspective on my diagnosis and future has changed after this weekend. I feel so invigorated.”

“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 future.”

“Before 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.”

The interactive workshops will explore the following:

  • Finding out and coming to terms with our diagnosis
  • Telling others you have HIV
  • How HIV works in the body
  • Starting and taking medication
  • Sex and relationships


The workshops will take place on the following weekends and will be held at Positively UK in London EC1V 1LR. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

  • 29 – 30 April 2017
  • 27 – 28 May 2017 (WOMEN ONLY)
  • 17 – 18 June 2017
  • 21 – 22 October 2017
  • 02 – 03 December 2017
  • 17 – 18 February 2018

To find out more or to book a place:


Tel: 020 7713 0444


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