Services for immigrants living with HIV

Migrants and refugees living with HIV

Migrants and refugees living with HIV have the opportunity to receive individual support and crisis help from Hivpoint. We can arrange home visits, either individually or with your family members. All services provided by Hivpoint are free of charge, anonymous and confidential. Services are currently offered in Finnish and English. If you feel more comfortable speaking another language, we can also arrange for an interpreter.

Participate in a peer support group in Helsinki!

Come and meet other migrants and refugees living with HIV in our peer support group! The multicultural, professionally guided peer support group meets once a month in Helsinki. The meetings discuss in confidentiality different themes related to well being, health, culture and family relationships according to the group’s need and wishes.

The peer support group is open to everyone with a migrant or refugee background who is living with HIV and their family members regardless of religion, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or status of residence permit.

If you want to participate, contact planners in our multicultural work:
Niina Laaksonen, niina.laaksonen(at)hivpoint.fi, tel. +358 207 465 726
Michelle Sahal Estimé, michelle.sahalestime(at)hivpoint.fi, tel. +358 207 465 707

Group for children and young people

The group for children and young people meets 3–4 times per year. The group welcomes all children and young people living with HIV in Finland. We plan the group’s activities ahead of time according to the needs, age and development level of the group’s participants. Group meetings and camps are free of charge and all-inclusive for all participants.

At the moment, the group participants are 11–22 years old and come from all over Finland. We aim to offer professional and empowering support in the development of the children and young people living with HIV and offer support in managing and living with a chronic illness.

If you are interested in the group for children and young people, contact the group leader, planner Niina Laaksonen, niina.laaksonen[at]hivpoint.fi, tel. +358 207 465 726.

Adaptation training courses

Hivpoint organises courses for migrants and refugees living with HIV at least twice per year. The courses usually last 2–3 days. Additional information is provided here.

If you want to participate, contact planners in our multicultural work:
Niina Laaksonen, niina.laaksonen[at]hivpoint.fi, tel. +358 207 465 726
Michelle Sahal Estimé, michelle.sahalestime(at)hivpoint.fi, tel. +358 207 465 707