Activists needed to join new HIV Treatment Services Group

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Commissioners responsible for HIV in South London are looking for people to join a treatment services group.

The HIV Service Review was set up to investigate and respond to the changing nature of HIV epidemiology and treatment, considering the need for joined up services across the health and social care sector, now that people with HIV are living longer. The commissioners are looking for your help to join a service user group which works alongside the HIV Service Review.

 As part of this review, an HIV expert advisory group (EAG) has been reviewing the evidence which has been gathered and giving advice to commissioners on the reconfiguration of future service options. To ensure that there is wider participation of people living with HIV, a ‘shadow group’ has been established. The group is looking to recruit up to 10-12 people who represent those affected by HIV and who would be able…

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About thepositivevoice

We originally set out to advocate and campaign for and on behalf of people living with HIV in Greater Manchester. But we chose to slightly change our name by adding beyond. Therefore our name is Greater Manchester & Beyond of People Living With HIV & AIDS. Cause there are many issues that affects people living with HIV we now look ate other health and social care issues that will affect people living with HIV in their everyday lives. For the purpose of this site we have chosen a strap-line name hence our user name here - this is of course "thepositivevoice". The reason for this is often the issues that affect us can be quite daunting and discriminatory to our very existence. So whatever negative we hear and see - we endeavour to turn that into a positive. There are many examples where a negative has turned into a positive and one of those example is the term "Queer" - well that is also quite interesting as some people in the lesbian and gay community don't like that very word - some have decided to own it. Therefore any person that calls another person (the example here) queer - some gay people will reply yes we are. As time moves on and I as the author of this blog - information will be never-ending. So watch this space.
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