Support group launched for HIV sufferers

A SEXUAL health charity is launching a new support group for people living with HIV in Hastings.

The Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) will start its Positively Social sessions on Monday, March 7, and hopes local people affected by HIV or AIDS will head along.

A similar group in nearby Eastbourne proved a success, and the THT is hopeful the new 1066 Country meetings can have a similarly positive impact.

Daniel Murray, HIV health coach for THT, said: “We are really pleased with the success of the Positively Social group in Eastbourne and we’re excited we can now expand the service to Hastings.

“It is really important that groups like this are run locally because some people can feel isolated living with HIV, especially in smaller communities.

“Positively Social Hastings will provide a much-needed support network for people living with HIV in the east of the county.

“If you’d like information or support, or if you’d just like to meet other people in the same situation, please get in touch.”

The sessions will be held on the first Monday of every month between 5.30pm and 8.30pm at a location in central Hastings.

For further information about joining the group contact Daniel Murray on 01323 649927, or email