The serious bit…
Just over 30 years ago a handful of friends came together in a small flat in east London. Terry Higgins, their much-loved friend, had just become one of the first people in the UK to die from AIDS. Out of a love for Terry and a shared determination to be there for people affected by HIV, they started Terrence Higgins Trust.
From that one small group of friends, we are thankful that many more people have chosen to join us in offering help and support to people living with or affected by HIV. We’re now the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity. But we are also a community of people who are all united by that same human desire to help.
Here’s how your donations will help us support the thousands of people living with HIV in the UK.
Start coping £15
You can help to answer the first call to our helpline from someone who is diagnosed with HIV. That call could be their first chance to talk. To release pent up emotions. To be listened to by someone who understands. That call could be a first step in coming to terms with their diagnosis.
Start learning £35
You can support people by helping to fund support sessions on issues such as disclosure, transmission and managing HIV. These sessions answer important questions such as who you need to tell and how to stay in control of your condition.
Start living £90
You can help to fund two trained facilitators lead a newly diagnosed support group. The facilitators will create a safe space for everyone to talk and share their experiences. They will help the group to bond and support each other.