Posithiva Gruppen is a patient organization for people living with HIV in Sweden. All members of the board are living with HIV themselves. Ultimately, we strive to improve the quality of life for people living with HIV.
We organize activities such as weekend courses, seminars, dinners and therapy groups for those who are living with HIV. We also offer support and counseling. To find out about upcoming events and activities, see our calendar or contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 08-720 19 60.
Mon, Tue, Thu
1 pm – 5 pm
Open to all living with HIV, regardless of gender and sexual orientation
2 pm – 10 pm
Open to HIV-positive men who have sex with men
2 pm – 10 pm
Open to all living with HIV, and their family/friends, regardless of gender and sexual orientation
Wednesdays we offer dinner 6 pm to 8 pm free of charge.
Fridays we offer soup from 6 pm to 8 pm free of charge.
Read more about our services and activities below.
Services offered in our premises
Posithiva Gruppen is located at Östermalmsgatan 5 in Stockholm.
You can easily reach Östermalmsgatan 5 by metro or bus to Tekniska Högskolan, alternatively to Odenplan or Rådmansgatan.
We offer legal counseling and assistance regarding:
- Contact with authorities such as Migrationsverket, Försäkringskassan.
- Legal counseling concerning for example migration, discrimination, insurance.
- Filling out forms, making phone calls etc.
- CV and job applications.
- Translation to and from Swedish, English and Spanish. Other languages upon request.
- Contact with doctors, counselors or other health professionals. Support regarding how to discuss with your doctor for example the obligation to inform (informationsplikten) and side effects of HIV treatment.
- Information about the Swedish welfare system and society.
Contact the office at email@example.com or 08 720 19 60 to book an appointment, or stop by the office during our opening hours.
Activities and programs
For info about Posithiva Gruppen’s current activities, please see På gång (calendar).
Click the links to read more about our different programs directed at specific target groups:
KNOWLEDGE NETWORK FOR WOMEN LIVING WITH HIV (for women)
REFERENCE GROUP FOR TRANS PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV (for trans people)
YOUNG & HIV (for people aged 18-30)
HIV & AGEING (for people aged 50+)
We also organize activities, programs and services that are open for all people living with HIV regardless of age, gender and sexual orientation:
POSITHIV PLATTFORM (weekend courses)
HEART-2-HEART (one-to-one peer support)
Hiv & Åldrande – Ageing with hiv
Today, almost 50 percent all people living with HIV in Sweden are 50 years or older and the need to raise awareness on issues related to HIV in relation to ageing grows. Posithiva Gruppen is trying to cover different aspects of growing older with hiv. Many of the medical problems people living with HIV are facing have more to do with age-related diseases than HIV-related illnesses.
Together with Noaks Ark Stockholm we arrange workshops and seminars on different topics related to ageing and health after 50, such as co-morbidities (independently diagnosable conditions associated with ageing), long term side effects, mental well-being, sex and relations. See the calendar or contact our office at 08-720 19 60 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about upcoming events.
Posithiva Gruppen is also trying to raise awareness and increase the knowledge amongst people working in elderly- and health care to reduce the risk of discrimination and stigmatization. We do this trough lectures and workshops and we have also produced a movie called Living and ageing with HIV.
Advocacy and campaigns
We work to raise public awareness of HIV in order to reduce stigma and injustice. We do this through campaigns and lectures for students, hospital staff and others who want to increase their knowledge about HIV.
Our experienced lecturers are living with HIV themselves, and share their personal stories. If you want to read more about our lectures or if you want to book a lecture, please do so on the form on this page.
In addition to the film Living and ageing with HIV, we have produced a movie called Young with HIV.
You do not have to be a member to participate in our activities but you are welcome to become a member in order to receive our newsletter and invitations to activities and events.
Posithiva Gruppen has two types of membership. The so-called full membership is open to HIV positive men who have sex with men. As a full member you have the right to vote at the Annual Meeting. Anyone, regardless of HIV status, sexual orientation and gender identity can become a so-called support member.