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Good news: falls in new HIV diagnoses

We are pleased to hear that there is good news from several wealthy countries about falling HIV diagnoses:

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 newsletter for September is out: check your inbox!

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 contact@peeraction.net).

Or you can access the newsletter here 🙂

Don’t miss out, feel free to share!

Volunteer with Peer Action: help us shape our future!

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 trustees@peeraction.net.

If you have a question, please reach us via contact page. Also, feel free to spread the word!

 

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You’ve got mail: our July newsletter is out :-)

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’.

You can also find it here. Feel free to share!

Introducing Alan, trustee for Peer Action

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 newsletter with our diary of events for June is out: check your inbox!

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.

Don’t miss out, feel free to share!

You can also find it here.

 

Peer Action’s newsletter for February is out :-)

Our monthly newsletter is out, packed with everything that is going on in February.

Have you checked your inbox? Don’t miss out, feel free to share!

Find it on: mailchi.mp/18e46bf89975/peer-actions-news-for-february-2019

BLAGGS Bowling Extravaganza!

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.

https://www.blagss.org/bowlingextravaganza

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/

Planning for Peer Action’s events – summary of our meeting

We had a really good planning meeting at the Camelford Arms, Camelford Street, Brighton BN2 1TQ

Members including trustees proposed and discussed many new and exciting events and great fundraising activities for the coming months. These are in addition to our fabulous Wellbeing and yoga days, bowling, lunchtime swimming, games evenings, bingo events…and more!

Look out for these new events, all the details will be in the events calendar soon!

Sunday lunch and fundraising raffle

new monthly coffee mornings (starting on the 10th January) https://peeraction.net/new-coffee-and-cake-meet-ups-starting-in-january/

exclusive and amazing brand new Brighton Museum exhibition tour

new quarterly car boot fundraising event at The Marina

exclusive behind the scenes tour at Brighton Museum

We are now organising these for our members, service users and friends of Peer Action. These will further strengthen our links in the community and offer friendship and support to many people.

We hope you come along and enjoy!

Peer Action’s news and update for November and December is out: check your inbox!

Our email newsletter is fully packed with news and events for 2018. Don’t miss out, feel free to share!

Find it on: mailchi.mp/8ddaa2aeb5e3/peer-actions-news-nov-dec