Socialising, Dating and HIV

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:

http://www.plusmen.com
http://www.datepositive.net
http://www.hivmatch.co.uk
http://www.positivesingles.com
http://www.hivpassions.com
http://www.pozgroup.com
http://www.personals.poz.com (US based)

Support Groups:

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
http://www.gmg.org.uk

Gay Men’s Recently Diagnosed Group
Alternate Wednesdays
Kairos,
Soho Call
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
South Central
349 Kennington Lane (side door)
London
SE11 5QY
Or see the web site http://www.midweek.london.org

The Cara Centre
Runs a range of groups at their centre
240 Lancaster Road
W11 4AH
and other venues
Or see the web site http://www.caralife.com
or call 020 7243 6147 for details

Friday Support Group
11.30am-4.30pm
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
Piccadilly,
7-9pm
Call 020 7243 6147

STR8TALK
Heterosexual support group
3rd Wednesday of the month
Positively Women
347-349 City Rd
London
EC1V 1LR
1st Wednesday of the month
Lighthouse West
111-117 Lancaster Rd
London
W11 1QT
Call THT on 020 7812 1777
or Positively Women on 020 7713 0444 for details

Barnet Gay Poz
Monthly support group
Call David on 07726 932 932
Email: barnetgaypoz@hotmail.co.uk
Or see the web site http://www.barnetgaypoz.org

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

Positive East
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
Stepney
London
E1 4AQ
and
Positive East Stratford,
Stratford Advice Arcade
107/109 The Grove
Stratford
London
E15 1HP
Call 020 7791 2855 for details
Or see the web site http://www.positiveeast.org.uk

PACE
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
Islington
London
N7 9LJ
Call PACE on 020 7700 1323
Or see the web site http://www.pacehealth.org.uk

HOPE-GATE
mpowering people living with HIV/Aids. Peer support activities, Positive speakers, Workshops, Positively senior project.
Premier Business Centre
47-49 Park Royal Road
London
NW10 7LQ
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.
THT Offices
314-320 Gray’s Inn Road
London
WC1X 8DP
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
London
SE1 3YD
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.
Contact:
National Long Term Survivors
BM LTSG
London
WC1N 3XX
Or see the web site http://www.nltsg.org