Like it or not, HIV and AIDS are still very much a threat to our health, especially if you practice unsafe sex. There still is no cure for HIV. Sometimes denial seems the easiest option, but actually getting tested on a regular basis can keep your mind at rest.
HIV prognosis isn't what it used to be, if you are diagnosed with HIV the likelihood is that with the right treatment you will live a full, happy and healthy life. But one third of all people living with HIV don't know they have it. It is important you get diagnosed and treated as early as possible.
Do you need a bit of encouragement or support in getting an HIV test? Have you recently had unprotected sex and are worried about the potential consequences? Please get in touch and we will do what we can to support you through your journey, whether you test positive or not.
As of April 2015, Outhouse East has started a partnership with METRO Centre to offer HIV Support in Essex. Led by Kerry McCabe and Justin Barley, services include advice & advocacy, health information, counselling and peer support. They can be reached at email@example.com (07904 219 509) or firstname.lastname@example.org (07904 219 489).
There is a monthly support group for people living with HIV/AIDS on the last Tuesday of each month, from 1pm to 3pm. Contact Kerry or Justin for more details.
You can also get more information about what sexual health clinics are available here.