Kids clubs for HIV positive children

Caris has been running kids clubs since 2011. Clubs are run nationally with over 1,000 participants. All children in the clubs are HIV positive and between the ages of 9-17 years old. The clubs act as a confidential forum for young people to address any questions or concerns they may have. Caris teams work alongside hospital psychologists to assist with the disclosure of status to the children who are not yet aware that they are HIV positive. The clubs have a curriculum which covers key topics including: human rights, sexual health, hygiene and understanding their status. Our aim is to equip young people with the knowledge to take successful ownership of their illness so they can live healthy, happy lives and reach their full potential.