This strategy has been developed in collaboration with key stakeholders including people living with HIV, staff from the Department of Community Services (DCS) and the Department for Children & Education (DCE) at Wiltshire Council, NHS Wiltshire and the voluntary/independent sector staff who specialise in the field of HIV and sexual health. It sets out the strategic direction of social care for people living with HIV.
HIV is a key priority within the Sexual Health agenda in Wiltshire. Prejudice and stigma surrounding HIV leaves this area most vulnerable to health inequalities, which requires special care needs to be assessed to ensure services are developed, based on the needs of those using the services. The low prevalence of HIV in Wiltshire makes this all the more crucial.
The vision is that joint working between all these partners will mean we deliver health and social care services which are accessible, non-discriminatory and empowering for individuals and/or families living with HIV, and will support them in making informed decisions regarding their own wellbeing.
Last updated: 27 January 2011