Black, Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) support
Living with HIV can be a difficult and stressful reality for many people. If you need someone to talk to, or are looking to meet other positive people from a similar cultural background, we can help.
Over the years there has been an increase in the number of people from BME communities settling in the county for various reasons.
Statistics show that there are just under 105,000 people living with HIV in the United Kingdom and over c25% of people with HIV in the United Kingdom are undiagnosed or don’t know. Of these the prevalence of diagnosed HIV in black African and black Caribbean communities in England is estimated to be 3.7% and 0.4% respectively.
During 2014, 1,233 black Africans living in the UK were newly diagnosed with HIV.
At DHIVERSE we can help change these statistics by providing you with access to appropriate information and services to equip you to:
• Make informed sexual health decisions.
• Fight Stigma within our society.
• Influence change in the communities so that incidences of HIV within the black African communities is reduced.
We can support you with disclosure; living safely with HIV; to talk to people about your HIV; to access testing and treatment and to meet other people living with HIV.
To talk confidentially to someone who understands your culture, community and faith call 01223 508805 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Please be assured that any contact with us is strictly confidential.