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Terrence Higgins Trust Cymru

South Wales

Independent Voluntary Sector

Summary of aims & objectives :

  • to reduce the spread of HIV and STIs and promote good sexual health
  • to provide services which improve the health and quality of life of those affected
  • to campaign for greater public understanding of the personal, social and medical impact of HIV and sexual ill health.


  •  National rate helpline – THT Direct 0845 12 21 200 (weekdays 10am-10pm, weekends 12noon-6pm)
  • Community Support
  • Face-to-face counselling
  • Support groups for:

                    HIV-positive African women

                    HIV-positive gay men

                    HIV positive children and their caregivers

                    Carers and bereaved

                    as well as a Patients Forum

  • Trust fund that makes grants available to people with HIV in South Wales
  • HIV awareness training to external agencies
  • Awareness raising activities such as World AIDS Day.
  • Information and leaflets to professionals in related fields.
  • Outreach for Gay men (CHAPS Cymru) and Africans living in the UK
  • Weekly social care clinics at GUM Depts
  • FASTEST: 1-hour HIV testing on Tuesdays 6-8pm
  • Contact for Wales HIV Network – bringing services users and providers, planners etc together throughout Wales.
  • Contact also for Southeast Wales LGB Forum


  • Anyone regardless of HIV status can access our Helpline for support and HIV information in the first instance.
  • Self-referrals for community support and counselling are acceptable but we may need a reference from your social worker or health adviser before we can work under any long-term care package.
  • Trust Fund applications must be made by a social worker.

Contact :

Rob John, National Manager, Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) Cymru, Canton House, 435-451 Cowbridge Road East, Canton, Cardiff CF5 1JH

Tel: 02920 66 64 65

Fax: 02920 66 64 65

email: info.cymru@tht.org.uk

website: www.tht.org.uk
Added December 2006


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