HIV support groups meetings planned

June 9, 2022

HIV support groups meetings planned

MOBILE, Ala. — The Mobile County Health Department and Lifelines Counseling Services will soon begin an all-gender support group that will address real world experiences faced by people living with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus).

The support group will gather on the second Thursday of each month at Lifelines Counseling Services located at 4904 Oak Circle Drive North in Mobile. The sessions will last from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. They begin on June 16.

“A support group of any kind is beneficial to individuals seeking to make solid connections with people who genuinely want to help,” said Michelle Bernard, Clinic Administrator for MCHD’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. “The Mobile County Health Department and Lifelines Counseling Services have joined forces to provide a safe and confidential environment for people living with HIV to discuss topics that matter to them and impact their lives on a daily basis.”

Bernard said group participants will have the opportunity to share, listen, and learn.

“By the end of the first session, each participant will hopefully leave knowing he or she is not alone and invite a friend to the next session,” Bernard said. “If you or someone you care about is living with HIV, make plans to attend the first session and you will not be disappointed.”

For more information, please contact Ashley Rocker at 251-431-5100.