We know that Coronavirus COVID-19 is causing a lot of worries for people, we aim to provide information, guidance, support and reassurance during this challenging time. CHIVA have developed dedicated information for professionals, parents and young people on COVID-19 and HIV to provide updates on recommendations and evidence as received.


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


On June 4th 2020 we launched our Hardship Support COVID-19 Fundraiser to fund our ongoing COVID-19 work. CHIVA are providing a hardship support response to children and young people living with HIV and their families facing increased hardship due to the impacts of COVID -19.We are providing a food delivery service and help with household essentials such as fuel costs and data top-ups for young people to enable them to stay connected with friends and to access education resources.

Please click here to read more about this campaign and to donate to the project. 


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 & 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: www.CharityFilmAwards.com.  


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. 

CHIVA were delighted to be part of the launch night and present a live performance of 'Life Growing Up'. You can read the full report here