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Ask a Question

If you are living with or affected by HIV/AIDS and have any worries or concerns, we may be able to help. Search to see if your question has already been answered, and if not, feel free to ask. Here are some popular and recent questions that we have answered.

Can I bring a friend with me to PA? – Steve, Southampton

The family, carers and partners of our service users are very welcome to access our centres and to receive our support.  We would also consider registering a friend if they provide on-going support to you or, need some support themselves to understand your diagnosis. 

However, everyone who attends a Positive Action Centre or event needs to have previously signed up to our confidentiality agreement. As this takes some time to go through it wouldn't be appropriate to just bring someone along without having discussed this with a member of staff beforehand. The reason for this is because we have committed to a certain level of confidentiality to all of our service users and  therefore we need to do all that we can to honour that agreement. 

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I can't find your address. Where are your centres? – Patricia , Portsmouth

Positive Action shares the addresses of our Centres on a need-to-know basis. This is in recognition that many people living with HIV do so in some degree of confidentiality so might not want to be seen to  be accessing a Centre which is known publicly as being for people living with HIV.

Anyone who is living with HIV or is affected by HIV, living in Hampshire or Surrey is able to receive our support and once they have registered and agreed to our confidentiality policy will be given the address  details etc of our Centres.

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I'm HIV positive but my partner isn't. Can he register too? – Paul, Guildford

Yes, the partners, carers and families of people living with HIV are equally welcome to receive support from Positive Action, whether they are HIV positive themselves or not. Please speak to a member of staff  who will be able to explain how they can register with us.

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