Our website will be on maintenance over the weekend (Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd February). During this period, it may be unavailable for bookings, so please bear with us while this is done. We will be back to business on Monday 24th February 🙂
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We are pleased to hear that there is good news from several wealthy countries about falling HIV diagnoses:
- Diagnoses are continuing to fall in England, down to their lowest level since the year 2000. They fell by 28% between 2015 and 2018. But 43% of people are still diagnosed at a late stage of infection.
- The annual number of new HIV diagnoses in San Francisco has dipped below 200, falling to its lowest level since the early 1990s. Figures for the quality of medical care are good.
It’s thought that these are the result of combination prevention – more frequent testing, prompt initiation of HIV treatment for those who are diagnosed, most people with HIV having an undetectable viral load, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and continued condom use.
One group of American researchers have tried to estimate how much difference PrEP makes, on top of the rest of the package. They say that cities with the highest rates of PrEP use in at-risk people had nearly 16% fewer diagnoses than the cities with the lowest rates.
Article from the NAM AIDSmap HIV update: to access the article and much more, click here.
Our September email newsletter is out, fully packed with very important news and the diary of events. Check your inbox for our email (it might have gone to your spam folder – look out for an email from email@example.com).
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We – the Peer Action trustees – have been working to get a clearer picture of where do we want Peer Action to be in the future. Our mission has been redefined to say:
We are a voluntary grassroots group offering
peer-led support to people living with HIV.
We focus on enjoying good health with well-being
and therapy days, sports and leisure activities
in Brighton & Hove and surrounding areas.
We carry on working on our plan and we cannot do it on our own: that is the reason why we come to invite you to volunteer with Peer Action and help us shape our future. We are peers supporting peers, so your time, strength and willingness to help us to become better are very welcome.
Please join us as:
* An event coordinator or assistant: if you would like to see your ideas for events and activities becoming reality, these are the roles for you!
* A communications assistant: if you enjoy maintaining engagement via our website, social media and email newsletter, this is the role for you!
* A volunteer therapist: professionals with skills for any complementary therapies are welcome to apply!
* A trustee: if you would like to help define the direction for Peer Action, this is for you!
We will be very happy to welcome to the team. If you need support or training to undertake duties, this will be provided as required.
You will find out the application form and more information about each role below.
To apply for one (or more) roles, please fill in an application form and send it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a question, please reach us via contact page. Also, feel free to spread the word!
Our July email newsletter is out! Check your inbox for our diary of events, news from ourselves and our partners, and a special request for your views on how to carry forward with our well-being days – we really need your input on this!
If you haven’t signed up to our email newsletter yet, you can do it by entering your email address, first and last name at the bottom of this page under ‘Newsletter sign up’.
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We are so very happy to welcome Alan Spink as a trustee for Peer Action. Alan kindly responded to our call for trustees in the beginning of the year, bringing his amazing energy, skills and experience to help us move forward to the next stage of our journey as a community group.
Alan is the patient representative with the Martin Fisher Foundation, a peer mentor with the Sussex Beacon and the creative force behind Stiggy the Stigmasaur. He is looking forward to working with us on behalf of people living with or affected by HIV in the Brighton & Hove area.
We take the opportunity to thank Alan for his willingness to join us, and we wish him an exciting and enjoyable journey (definitely a busy one!) working alongside the other trustees: Adriana Silva, Aileen Norbury, Ian Seymour and Terry Clarke.
You are very welcome Alan!
Our email newsletter is out! Check your inbox for our diary of events and a request for your input on how our well-being days are run.
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Our monthly newsletter is out, packed with everything that is going on in February.
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We need a team of 8 for Peer Action!
BLAGSS Bowling Extravaganza Wednesday 27th February 2019
The Annual BLAGSS Bowling Extravaganza will be back again in 2019, taking over the entire Hollywood Bowl at Brighton Marina. Last year’s Challenge was a huge success, attracting over 200 bowlers from different Brighton & Hove LGBT community groups.
Hollywood Bowl (formerly Bowlplex), Brighton Marina, BN2 5UT
Time 5pm for our team to meet up and a practice!
7.00 pm for the Extravaganza start.
The format of the competition will be as in previous years – 2 games on different lanes; with “glorious” prizes for the winning team.
The Peer Action team will nominate a team manager and communications will be by a whatsapp group. This is a free event for Peer Action members.
Join the team now! https://peeraction.net/events/peer-action-bowling-team/