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HIV / AIDS Support Group


The HIV / AIDS pandemic has become an integral part of our contemporary global society, dramatically influencing health, culture and family structure worldwide.


Recent statistics can be found on the UK Government website, a few of which are as follows:

  • The number of people living with HIV in the UK continues to rise, with an estimated 83,000 infected at the end of 2008, of whom over a quarter, 27%, were unaware of their infection.
  • Number of people accessing HIV care in Bedfordshire – over 800.
  • Number of people accessing HIV care in Hertfordshire – over 750.

The NAM website seeks to share information and extend people’s understanding of HIV / AIDS; two sections recommended for introductory reading are ‘HIV – the Basics’ and ‘Living with HIV’.

As Christians we can express our concern for those affected in some way by HIV / AIDS through information, prayer and support of international agencies dedicated to improving health care and education in the countries most affected by AIDS.


And for us here – in St Albans Diocese?

OurHIV / AIDS Support Group has a two-fold aim:

  • To address the issue of knowledge and awareness of HIV / AIDS to clergy and members of the churches in our diocese, and
  • To initiate practical activities that we hope will have a positive, even if small, affect on an individual’s quality of life.

In order to achieve these aims, we work closely with the two local HIV / AIDS Support Centres listed below:

  1. HIV Community Services, GUM, Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Lewsey Road, Luton LU4 0DZ – Tel. 07919 211946 or email.
  2. The Crescent, 19 Russell Avenue, St Albans AL3 5ES – Tel. 01727 842532 or email

Prayer is at the centre of our purpose and our work. We prepare a prayer each year for World Aids Day, and we invite you to add your voice to ours:

CONTACT: Group Chair – Susan Roberts:  Email Susan


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