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.

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Support Camp

Since the first camp in 2010, we have run ‘Freedom To Be’ annually. The camp is for young people from all over the UK and Ireland to come together for 5 days. All the participants attending camp are aged 11-16 and are living with HIV. During camp, there are workshops on issues related to growing up and living well with HIV, creative and outdoor activities which encourage expression, and free time to build friendships.

Due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, we are unable to run a face to face camp in August as planned.  We are now able to offer our first virtual camp on Monday 3rd-Friday 7th August 2020. Please see messages above from some of our camp team, who are all thinking of you at this time. Please see below for more information about our Virtual Camp 2020.

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Next Tuesday 7th July we are launching registration for this years virtual support camp. The camp will provide a mixture of learning based workshops, interviews, guest speakers, creative arts projects and well-being sessions over the week of Monday 3rd-Friday 7th August 2020. The programme will be a mixture of live and pre-recorded video sessions, with hosts, and interactive elements. Full programme announcement and registration details will be disseminated on Tuesday 7th July. 

Previous camps:

Our tenth Annual Support camp for children and young people living with HIV, took place from July 30th - August 3rd 2019.  We had 79 children and young people coming together from across the UK and Ireland to attend the event. We had a volunteer team of 31, over half of whom are also living with HIV. You can read the newsletter about this years camp here. The 2019 evaluation report is available here.