A HIV positive diagnosis can be difficult for anybody to deal with. The diagnosis may come as a complete shock and you may be feeling frightened or isolated and do not know where to find answers to some of your questions.

We hope you’ll speak with us, we are here to support you with your HIV diagnosis.  We give practical support and we can answer many of your questions.  You do not need to be referred to us by a professional; you can contact us directly if you need us.  All our services are confidential.

If you prefer to use the Internet to research, we can recommend the following services for you:

AskSARA

AskSARA is an award-winning guided advice tool developed by national charity the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) to help people find solutions to daily living problems.  AskSARA is very simple to use.  Just choose the topic you wish to complete, respond to the questions and then go to your report.  The report contains useful advice written by the DLF's team of occupational therapists as well as details of products that might help you.  This information is drawn from the DLF's impartial database of equipment that aims to include details of every product on the market.  After viewing your report, you can go back to answer more topics, print the report out or email the report to yourself or a friend.

MyChoice

MyChoice is a directory for care and support products and services for people living within the Leicester City area.  You can find products and services that can help you to live as independently as possible. Use the search function or other means shown to find the services you need. Use this site to also find Local Offer Leicester services.

Leicestershire County Council

Leicestershire County Council provide a directory where you can get help if you or someone you look after is ill, has a disability or is becoming frail and the help you can get if you're a carer.

General information on HIV.

NHS Choices

NHS Choices provides a comprehensive health information service with thousands of articles, videos and tools, helping you to make the best choices about your health and lifestyle, but also about making the most of NHS and social care services in England.

HIV Aware

HIV Aware is the National AIDS Trust's online portal which gives access to a high quality online resources where you can learn the facts about HIV and how to protect yourself and others.  You can also find out more about the reality of living with HIV in the UK today.

Avert

AVERT has been at the forefront of the HIV response since 1986.  Their dedicated UK-based Editorial team work to continually communicate valuable information, alongside support from a global network of HIV experts. 

BHIVA

BHIVA is the leading UK association representing professionals in HIV care. Since 1995, they have been committed to providing excellent care for people living with and affected by HIV. BHIVA is a national advisory body on all aspects of HIV care and provide a national platform for HIV care issues. Their representatives contribute to international, national and local committees supporting people with HIV care. In addition, they promote undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education within HIV care.