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Kilimanjaro Challenge 2013

The Kilimanjaro Challenge is Positive East’s latest fundraising venture, bringing together a wonderful team of 18 supporters who, in February 2013, will trek to the peak of the World’s tallest volcano – all in the name of making better futures for positive people.

Who are Positive East? Positive East is east London’s HIV charity – we’ve been working with communities the communities living with and/or affected by HIV in east London for over 25 years. We believe in better futures for positive people and support those living with HIV at every step of their journey to independence, helping people live full and healthy lives, free from stigma and discrimination. You can find out more about us at www.PositiveEast.org.uk

Who are the trekkers? We’ve assembled a motley crew of 18 super heroes, each of whom with their own little motivation for making it to the summit of Kilimanjaro. In the coming months we’ll be posting blog posts and video diaries from each of our trekkers, so you can learn a bit more about them. You can also follow them on Twitter, through this list.

What will you do with the money? As we’re taking on Africa’s highest mountain, we thought it would be appropriate if we spent all the money our trekkers fundraise on our community support groups which specifically work with African people living with HIV in east London. Find our more in this blog post.

Why PEKili13 then? PEKili13 is the pseudo name for Positive East’s upcoming trek up Mount Kilimanjaro – you can keep up to scratch with us, and each of our daring trekkers, on Twitter using the hashtag #PEKili13. Signal depending, they might even Tweet you from the summit!

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Stigma and discrimination continue to be two of the main obstacles faced by people trying to live their life as well as possible with HIV. Sometimes, it becomes the norm and people do not realise that they are actually experiencing stigma or discrimination and think it’s ‘just usual’.
One of Positive East’s World AIDS day events, will be our second workshop for clients on the issue of stigma.
It will be delivered by psychologists and counsellors who work in the field of HIV.  The workshop helps people to understand what stigma is and to identify how it may have affected their lives. The workshop goes on to help find ways to recognise and tackle the issue. Contact us for details.

Stigma and discrimination continue to be two of the main obstacles faced by people trying to live their life as well as possible with HIV. Sometimes, it becomes the norm and people do not realise that they are actually experiencing stigma or discrimination and think it’s ‘just usual’.

One of Positive East’s World AIDS day events, will be our second workshop for clients on the issue of stigma.

It will be delivered by psychologists and counsellors who work in the field of HIV.  The workshop helps people to understand what stigma is and to identify how it may have affected their lives. The workshop goes on to help find ways to recognise and tackle the issue. Contact us for details.