We understand that for some people it is still challenging to talk about this topic, that it is difficult to integrate it and make ourselves visible. That is why we have adjusted the format of our meet-ups, starting from the beginning, taking it step by step, through an online gathering, virtually on the Zoom platform.
It will not be mandatory to show our faces; we can participate with cameras on or off. It’s okay if you’re not ready yet. This group is specifically for sharing our daily experiences regarding our infection and how we cope with the diagnosis.
Support or mutual aid groups are for sharing among peers our experiences, how we tolerate medication, how we must face our doctor’s visits, how we can interpret our test results, etc.
Supporting each other from the same fears that some of us have already overcome to understanding that this should not alter our usual life. Should we disclose it or not? and to whom?… How can we establish a romantic relationship? How can we educate about U=U, Undetectable=Untransmittable? And many more questions that may arise.
Who facilitates this group?
Javier Sotomayor C, our Health Area Coordinator, Sexual Therapist, and HIV-positive, is currently undetectable and undergoes medical check-ups at the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona.
My personal experience as a gay man, out of the closet, free from stigma, fears, and prejudices of living with HIV, has allowed me to do counseling work with my peers, transmitting my resilience and ability to overcome challenges, through detachment and the path of yoga that allows, through corporeality, which is the vehicle through which we live and achieve a path of self-realization, to achieve a better quality of life, improve the health of the body and mind, reconcile with our sexuality, increase inner peace and personal confidence, and including the expansion of the heart.
Friday, December 22, 2023, at 7:00 PM
Online, via ZOOM (we will send the access link to the email you provide).
How to sign up?
Do I need to meet any requirements?
Live with HIV and be open to sharing with people in your same situation.
If I don’t have HIV, but I am a family member or friend of someone, can I participate?
Not in this edition, as we will inquire with attendees about the participation of non-HIV positive individuals.
Similarly, if you have doubts or need guidance on how to address the topic or simply seek support and clarification, contact us at the email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can guide you.