UB2 is a group of gay men infected with HIV . Stigma associated with HIV & AIDS has contributed to social isolation for so many of us. It is my hope that this group will connect individuals who have been affected by the virus for the purposes of decreasing loneliness and shame, while promoting opportunities to socialize and have fun.
This group is not intended to be a support group per se, although the very nature of it lends itself to members being supportive of one another. My wish is that this group will highlight the positive in our lives, while also acknowledging the difficulties -- all in a manner that lends itself to having fun.
I decided to make this a closed Meetup group for privacy purposes, as I imagine we are all at varying points on the spectrum of disclosure.
We're living and loving, striving and thriving with HIV . . . . UB2!