HIV and AIDS has multiple and profound effects on all aspects of the lives of those living with the virus. Although advances in treatment modalities have made HIV infection more treatable as a chronic illness, disease management still requires significant lifestyle modifications and adaptation of daily activities to the demands of the prescribed treatment regimes. In addition to stressful disease-management issues, persons living with HIV experience ongoing psycho-social stressors, both interpersonal and intrapersonal.

To improve the quality of the life and social support of UFS students who are living with HIV and AIDS, Student Counselling and Development and the HIV and AIDS Office offer a support group to students living with HIV and AIDS. Support is offered from the bio-psycho-social and spiritual model and this integration of body, mind and spirit contributes positively to our student’s lives.

The group meets once a week on Fridays from 12:00.

Please contact Lerato Makhele for enquiries;
T: +27 51 401 2853 or

Click here for examples of what activities were done in the support group sessions during 2011.

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