Where to meet other people living with HIV
This collection of social and dating web sites and organisations was originally compiled by the Bloomsbury Patient Network to support one of the workshops they held in 2008.
Online HIV Dating Sites:
The London Gay HIV Meet-Up Group.
Organises mainly weekend meetings for meals and social events so that HIV+ gay men can meet in a friendly social environment. Join via the web on http://www.hiv.meetup.com/71
London Gay Men’s Group
Weekly Support and chat for HIV+ Gay Men
Monday 6.30 – 8.45
See the web site
Gay Men’s Recently Diagnosed Group
THT Wellbeing Services on 020 7812 1777 for details.
Tuesday Midmonth Gay Men’s Group (formerly Midweek Group)
6-10pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the month
349 Kennington Lane (side door)
Or see the web site http://www.midweek.london.org
The Cara Centre
Runs a range of groups at their centre
240 Lancaster Road
and other venues
Or see the web site http://www.caralife.com
or call 020 7243 6147 for details
Friday Support Group
Open to all people living with HIV at Cara (see above).
Women’s Group Every Thursday 11am-3pm at Cara (see above) Cara Senior Service Older People’s Group
Twice monthly group at various times and locations for older people (55+) living with HIV.
Call 020 7243 6147 for details.
Cara Monthly Gay Men’s Group
2nd Tuesday of the month at
St James’ Church
Call 020 7243 6147
Heterosexual support group
3rd Wednesday of the month
347-349 City Rd
1st Wednesday of the month
111-117 Lancaster Rd
Call THT on 020 7812 1777
or Positively Women on 020 7713 0444 for details
Naz Project London
Runs a range of support groups for people from the following communities: Spanish speaking, Portuguese speaking, South Asian gay and bisexual men, Horn of Africa (Ethiopian, Eretrean, Somalian) and Muslim communities. For information and details of times and locations
call 020 8741 1879 or see the web site http://www.naz.org.uk
Living Well Positive Self-Management Programme 7-week course looking at HIV-related issues and personal empowerment, run in different locations around London. Call 020 8746 2274
Or see the web site http://www.livingwelluk.com
Runs support groups for a wide range of people, including gay and bisexual men (specific groups for Black and South Asian, as well as an activities group for HIV positive men in general), heterosexual African men and women (including a French-speaking African group).
Their centres are:
Positive East Stepney
159 Mile End Road
Positive East Stratford,
Stratford Advice Arcade
107/109 The Grove
Call 020 7791 2855 for details
Or see the web site http://www.positiveeast.org.uk
Run a range of workshops and support groups for gay and bisexual men of different cultural backgrounds, including Black and Asian Gay Men’s Groups and an HIV positive support group.
Positive Hub. Meets at 6pm on the last Sunday of each month.
34 Hartham Road
Call PACE on 020 7700 1323
Or see the web site http://www.pacehealth.org.uk
mpowering people living with HIV/Aids. Peer support activities, Positive speakers, Workshops, Positively senior project.
Premier Business Centre
47-49 Park Royal Road
Call 020 80900424/5/6
or see the website http://www.hopegate.org.uk
Terrence Higgins Trust (THT)
Also run a monthly support group for couples in sero-discordant relationships, called ‘Negative Partners’ on the last Thursday of each month, 6.30pm – 8.00pm.
314-320 Gray’s Inn Road
Call 020 7812 1777 for more details.
Gay men’s Hep C Support Group.
Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month: 6.30pm-8.00pm at:
The Hep C Trust
27 Crosby Row
Call 0845 223 4424 for details.
National Long Term Survivors Group
Run weekends away for people who have been living with HIV for more than 5 years.
National Long Term Survivors
Or see the web site http://www.nltsg.org