I guess it is a bit late commenting on this particular story – perhaps PN readers are in the main HIV negative & therefor this service would not be of any interest.
I registered with MyHIV when it first was launched & along with all the monitoring applications & online resources there is a thriving community forum for people living with HIV.
This to me is one of the most important parts of the MyHIV site as it gives people living with HIV across the UK a chance to network with others, share experiences & to provide support to newly diagnosed people.
I can highly recommend the site & the app to anyone who is living with HIV – it has been the development of this online resource & my previous experience of THT counselling service that has made me a strong supporter of THT & others since my diagnosis in 2008.
My HIV is 2 years old today – it is a great resource, why not give it a go?
Its a shame that despite all the investments into social media and new technologies to support people living with HIV, little investment goes into mobilizing those on the margins and most at risk into finding out what they actually need and want from charities, beyond the gloss of ‘sharing experiences and networking and providing support’, which is akin to taking virtual the Tea & Sympathy we used to get in workshops and support groups.
Check out what The HIVe online community is doing to address these issues and support marginalized communities to use technologies to design HIV prevention and education that leads to sustainable solutions.
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