Enhancing the health and social wellbeing of children and young people living with HIV



‘Off the record’: An Oral History Project about young people born with HIV

CHIVA are seeking 6 adults (age over 18) who have grown up with HIV to support delivery of Phase 1 of this project.

The paid part times roles available are: 

  • Research project manager 
  • Interviewers ( 3 posts) 
  • Communications and Design ( 2 posts) 

Time Commitment: 10 days between April and November 2021  

The deadline to apply: MIDDAY 5th MARCH 2021

For full details and how to apply please: READ MORE 


EXCITING NEWS! The CHIVA Youth Committee (CYC) is expanding to 16 members and we are looking for more young people living with HIV aged 14-18 from the UK and Ireland to join our group! The deadline for applications is Wednesday 31st March.

Watch Becky explain why you should join in the video below. 

You can message/WhatsApp or call Abi from CHIVA on 07807 705062 to ask more about the CYC and to talk through your application. 

There are several ways to apply:

  • Fill in the application form below and submit! 
  • Download the application form (Word Doc) 
  • Record/film your answers rather than write them down
  • Go through your answers on the phone with Abi or someone else from CHIVA.

If you submit your application by email, please send it to by Wednesday 31st March.

 I am living with HIV
 I will respond to an e-mail/text within a week of them being sent on a regular basis
 I will come to at least 3 meetings a year (face to face meetings currently not happening due to COVID-19)
 I want to make a difference


On 15th October 2020 we ran our 14th CHIVA Annual Conference virtually. Visit the conference page for full details.


Very sadly due to COVID-19 we were unable to have a families conference as planned in 2020. We are not currently able to schedule a new date for the event due to the ongoing pandemic. Details of any future event will be released here.


From 3-7th August 2020 we ran our annual support camp. This year, due to the ongoing pandemic, we ran this as a virtual camp. You can find out all about the event and also watch videos created exclusively for camp.


Please read our statement which discusses our response to the Black Lives Matter movement.


Life Growing Up

In June 2020 we launched the BSL & subtitled version of our film Life Growing Up. We're very pleased to provide this inclusive version for the deaf community, to enable access to the information, stories and experiences of young people living with HIV.


We are very proud that Life Growing Up was awarded winner in the Longform Under £5million Turnover Category at the Charity Film Awards in April 2020.

The Charity Film Awards celebrates the effective use of video by the third sector to change mindsets, raise awareness for the charity or fundraise.

400 charities entered the awards, more than 110,000 members of the public voted, and 127 charities made the shortlist in the world's biggest cause-based film event. Finalists were then voted on by both the public and the judges panel. For more information visit:  



THE MISSING LINK: HIV and Mental Health 

The Missing Link: HIV and Mental Health Report commissioned and published by the All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV/AIDS was launched on 4th March 2020. 

We at CHIVA were delighted to be part of the launch night and present a live performance of 'Life Growing Up'.