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Positive Help is a registered Scottish charity which offers volunteer led practical help to those affected by HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Positive Help was set up in 1989 in response to requests for day to day help from those living with HIV in the Edinburgh area. Since then, our services have developed to meet the changing needs of our clients, but our original purpose remains the same though the range of people we support has broadened. We now give free practical support to people living with HIV/ AIDS and Hepatitis C in and around Edinburgh.

Our charitable objectives are: “to relieve the suffering and distress of adults and children in Edinburgh and the Lothian area who are infected or affected by HIV/ AIDS and Hepatitis C and their families, friends and carers”.

All support given to us through volunteering or donations is received with great thanks.


Positive Help offers four services to support those affected by HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C in the Edinburgh area:

Transport service

Home support service

Study Buddies (formerly Homework club)

Children & young people's befriending service

Our newest service; the Study Buddy Project (formerly Homework Club), is designed to provide young people affected by HIV or Hepatitis C with help with their homework and academic development.

If you wish to access any of our services then please contact us on 0131 225 4766 to discuss your request.

Confidentiality is strictly respected at all times.

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Grab your kilt and come out to play!

To celebrate 25 years of providing practical support to adults and children living with HIV and Hepatitis C, Positive Help is hosting a Ceilidh on Staurday 25th April at the Counting House.

It'll be a great evening of Ceilidh fun, Tribal Belly Dancing, and even an acapella group to keep you entertained! With a tasty buffet included in the £15 ticket price it's fairly easy on your pocket too!

Please show your support and come along. Tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite or bought direct from us in our office .

All money raised will support Positive Help's work.

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