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

HIV Friendly Schools

‘Educate Yourself: Working Towards HIV Friendly Schools’ is a campaign CHIVA has been running since 2015 to raise awareness of the pastoral care needs of children both living with, and affected by HIV in UK schools. Read a guardian article here from November 2015 interviewing two of our Youth Committee about their experiences of HIV in school.

Educate yourself  Young people living with HIV participated in the creation of this two-minute film aimed at teachers, explaining in their own words why this is an important issue.  If you work in education, please consider sharing this film with your colleagues, and download the guidance document below. 

Guidance CHIVA has worked with many partners from education and the charity sector to update the NCB guidance for schools. (Click on the image to download). There is also a summary document available.


Parliamentary event

CHIVA held a parliamentary event to launch the report, where speakers from education, health and young people spoke about the importance of this campaign.


Pictured at the event (above) are: Tony Draper (President of the National Association of Head Teachers), Joyce Gould (House of Lords) and Dr Amanda Williams (CHIVA Chair), and (below) Norman Lamb MP.


CHIVA is hoping to be working in high prevalence areas of paediatric HIV to engage schools and health providers and support schools to become HIV-friendly so the pupils living with HIV feel able to share this information safely.

For further information on CHIVA schools work or to ask questions, please contact: