HIV / AIDSWhen you are helping to look after someone who has HIV/AIDS your concerns are likely to be about helping him/her cope with this long-term condition. However, you as carer can ‘burn out’ when you are no longer emotionally or physically able to provide care. Burnout can be avoided if you ask for and get support for yourself. Some simple steps are:
There are a wide range of services which may help, which include:
- Information and advice
- Help at home
- Hospice care
- Support in maintaining new treatments
You can get more information from:County HIV/AIDS Team
Worthing Locality Office
Worthing BN13 2QB
Tel: 01903 839455
www.avert.org - website for AVERT (Averting HIV and AIDS), an international AIDS charity with a wealth of information and resources online
www.cwac.org - website for the Children with AIDS Charity
www.nat.org.uk - website for the National AIDS Trust
www.tht.org.uk - Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) delivers health promotion campaigns and direct services from our offices across the UK to people with or affected by HIV and people at risk.
There are people who can help:
Living with families affected by HIV and AIDS (added 23.7.12)
Ahead of the international Aids 2012 conference, this video, made by young people with parents affected by HIV and AIDS, gives their moving accounts. Watch the moving 14-minute film at: www.guardian.co.uk
www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk - NHS Direct provides information about health, illnesses and health services
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