What have we been doing?
Please have a look at the blog posts below to see some of the things we have been doing.
Positively Spoken is a new project from CHIVA. It is an oral history project collecting life stories from young people growing up with HIV in the UK working in partnership with the British Library...
Art is Key 2021
Art is Key is CHIVA’s creative arts project delivered with Turtle Key Arts...
15th Annual CHIVA Conference
The 15th Annual CHIVA conference was held on the 3rd of September, with attendance in person and online.
Some members from the CHIVA Youth Committee travelled to London to present a talk on inequalities.
One youth committee member has written their thoughts on this topic.
Freedom 2 Be Support Camp
This year we ran three mini Freedom 2 Be support camps at the start of August, on the theme of Being Me. Across the three camps, 75 young people living with HIV attended.
Each camp was 3 nights long and provided a safe space for the young people to...
CHIVA Youth Committee Face to Face Meet Up
A one-day face to face youth committee meeting was held in London in June. The 12 who attended dutifully took lateral flow covid tests, got up ridiculously early to catch trains, and battled through the London heat to meet their friends at a church hall near Euston station. After more than a year of zoom meetings, they were overjoyed to be in the same room...
Welsh and South West Young People’s Meet Up
Young people from across the South West and Wales met for a day event in Cardiff in May. These events always include a workshop style activity about growing up with HIV, some food, and a social activity chosen by the young people...
Online Support Groups
We have continued to provide regular zoom sessions for two different age groups since the start of 2021. These groups have a relaxed feel and have different themes...