As HIV is a long-term condition, you'll be in regular contact with your healthcare team, who will review your treatment on an ongoing basis. Developing a good relationship with your healthcare team means that you can easily discuss your symptoms or concerns. The more the team knows, the more they can help you. Services, including support organisations like LASS, work together to provide specialist care and emotional support.
There is a connection between the mind and body. While most people understand that living with HIV can be stressful, they don’t always realise that emotions can affect your body and your physical health, making it more difficult to fight HIV.
We also offer support around treatment issues (medicines, lifestyle chances) and when needed, can accompany you to clinic appointments to help speak with your medical team in a confident manner.
Our experienced and resourceful team will work with you and provide a tailored, individual assessment to establish how our we can best meet your needs. We offer information and advice on housing, welfare benefits debt, education and employment. We can help you apply for benefits if you are eligible and also with benefits appeals where required.
For more information, please contact us.