What we're about
We welcome all genders. Formerly known as "Support Group for Gay Men".
WE ARE BACK with MEETINGS IN-PERSON!
Are you HIV Positive and looking for advice and support?
HIV isn't WHO we are, it's just something we have. Thanks to modern day medication, it's become the new-norm to live a long and healthy life while living with HIV. Although HIV is considered a manageable condition, there are still challenges that we must face and there's no reason we have to do this on our own.
Meet others coping with issues of:
-Depression and anxiety
-Understanding test results
-Medication and adherence
-Dating and relationships
-Sex and intimacy
-Disclosing your status to others
-Work or State Benefits
This group is geared towards individuals who have known their status for less than ten years. In-person support meetings have limited space. We need seats available for more newly diagnosed members in order to help them navigate through their new challenges. Membership is not based on age (we have some members in their 50's who have just been diagnosed). Nobody should have to deal with HIV on their own. Below are some resources for long term survivors.
This group is eleven years strong and has over 450 members. We've built a wonderful community with a wealth of information -we know what it's like to live healthy with HIV. The vibe is inspirational and informative. No pressure, non-awkward, and there are no judgments of what is discussed. Read the reviews and see what new members had to say!
This is a “closed group” which means membership must be approved by the Administrator and the list of members can only be seen by fellow members. Once accepted, you will be notified of the next meeting. See “Meetups”>"Upcoming" for the exact date. RSVP as a "yes" to secure a spot. Only members can see your profile photo. If you feel comfortable posting your face photo, then your photo must contain only one person, you. Lol. This could be a good way to connect with other guys for potential: friends, dates, or work connections. Note: This isn't a hookup site, so keep it clean (no shirtless torso pics please).
Unfortunately, stigma is often an issue for us living with HIV. If you would like to join anonymously on Meetup, simply create another (anonymous) Meetup profile (from another email address). OR, if you have an existing profile on Meetup.com, you can click under your profile photo "settings" on toggle OFF "Show Meetup Groups". You can also adjust your settings to avoid too many pesky emails from Meetup> "Settings">"Email Updates" BUT be sure to add this group to the list "Updates about your groups".
This peer support group is facilitated by an optimistic gay guy who's been HIV positive for over 24 years. He's not a licensed therapist and this group is run independently from any organization.
Serving people who are recently diagnosed with HIV, have been living with HIV for years, or are long-time survivors - support both your physical and mental health. They also provide assistance with housing, food, and employment. To access programs and services, meet with an intake specialist.
Contact for more information: 212-367-1057 or email email@example.com.
Long term survivors of HIV/AIDS: https://www.gmhc.org/communities/older-adults/
NYC HIV+ Social Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/impactnyc
Long Term Survivors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/466278376873515
Poz Place: https://www.facebook.com/groups/324419597599356
POZ Personals: https://personals.poz.com/
POZ Community Forum: https://forums.poz.com
National Resource Center on HIV & Aging https://aginghiv.org
The Body: https://www.thebody.com
HIV Plus Magazine: https://www.hivplusmag.com
My Fabulous Disease blog: https://marksking.com