Helping you to make a change to reduce stigma and discrimination within your community

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Raising awareness within your community

'Raise awareness of young carers affected by HIV all the time not just on World Aids day' - Young carer affected by HIV 

Anyone working in the community is in a position to identify, support and raise awareness of young carers affected by HIV.

On this page you will find links to a range of resources which will support community members, volunteers, youth workers, young people and anyone else who wishes to make a change to reduce stigma and discrimination within their community and highlight the needs of young carers affected by HIV.

Whether you would like to develop your own knowledge or the knowledge of others, it is important to gain an understanding of:

  • Young carers issues
  • Current terminology surrounding HIV
  • Basic HIV, sexually transmitted infection and sexual health awareness
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity to caring roles and HIV.

We are able to provide information, training and support around young carers and their families.

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Resources

  • Supporting young carers and their families – An introductory guide for professionals provides more information about young carers and key information for professionals supporting them. 
  • Life with HIV provides clear, current and trustworthy information on HIV. Find out what everyone should know about HIV, access factsheet and resources to support awareness raising.
  • Volunteers' stories - The Red Cross providing HIV education in the UK.
  • NAT contains a wealth of reliable, trustworthy information from National AIDS trust about living with HIV and professional awareness tools and resources.