A support group for gay men in London with HIV and hepatitis C begins next month.

The group, set up by Terrence Higgins Trust, will meet one evening a week for six weeks in central London, beginning on August 12th.

The meetings will discuss living with both HIV and hepatitis C, but the primary focus will be on hepatitis. Issues covered include dealing with the impact of diagnosis, the medical aspects of hepatitis C, treatment, sex and disclosure and coping emotionally.

The course will be run by someone with personal experience of HIV and hepatitis C, while a doctor and a clinical nurse from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital will lead sessions on treatment.

Gordon Mundie of Terrence Higgins Trust said “Living with HIV and hepatitis C can be tough emotionally as well as physically. Many men find that they could do with some extra help with their dual diagnosis. Whether they are on hep C treatment, thinking about it or it has failed, sometimes men can feel isolated, and can have lots of questions that remain unanswered.

“This course will give men the chance to meet others in the same situation, share experiences and get practical support in a relaxed, informal environment. If you’re interested, please get in touch to find out more.”

For more information, venue details or to book a place, call 020 7812 1773 or email groupworklondon@tht.org.uk. Alternatively, you can book a place online at www.gmfa.org.uk/gwk