There has recently been an increase in monkeypox cases within the UK, however the risk of catching it remains low. Monkeypox can affect anyone; however the majority of monkeypox cases in the UK continue to be in gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM), with the infection being passed on mainly through close contact between people in interconnected sexual networks. Therefore, these groups in particular are advised to be aware of the symptoms, especially any new rashes or lesions on any part of their body. If you have symptoms of monkeypox please contact a sexual health service or call NHS 111. For more information, please visit nhs.uk.

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Thames Valley Positive Support

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update for Thames Valley Positive Support

We will not be holding any HIV testing, office appointments or face to face meet ups, but we are here to support you via phone, whatsapp, text or email.
We are posting updates and helpful information on our Facebook page, so be sure to take a look.

HIV Support Service

TVPS offer emotional and practical support to people affected by HIV living in Berkshire and North Hampshire. The charity has been offering HIV support services since 1985.

With centres in both Slough and Reading services include a weekly open-house, counselling, peer support, and advice and advocacy on issues such as immigration, debt, housing and benefits. Whether you are newly diagnosed, have been living with HIV for a while or are a partner, carer or family member of someone living with HIV, TVPS can help support you.

TVPS also offer HIV awareness raising, educational and training sessions to schools, organisations and business'.

E-mail: office@tvps.org.uk
Call: 01628 603400 or 01189 353730

HIV Testing

TVPS launched Time to Test, a community HIV testing initiative, in January 2014. Time to Test offers free, rapid HIV testing in discreet venues throughout Berkshire, offering a high level of confidentiality.

The Test

  • Finger prick test uses a small amount of blood to give results in 60 seconds

When you test with us

  • With every test you will have a pre and post test discussion so you can talk over any concerns or ask any questions you may have
  • You will receive your results at the appointment


  • We see people by pre-booked appointment only, but will do our best to find a day and time that fits in around your schedule.
  • We have day time and evening appointments available
  • When booking your appointment we only require your first name and a phone number or e-mail address
  • The venue address will be given when you make contact with us
  • You can book by phone or e-mail

To find out more or to book a test
E-mail: test@tvps.org.uk
Call: 01628 603400 or 01189 353730


Afterparty is a service run by TVPS and offers advice and support to anyone affected by or involved in chemsex, living in Berkshire. If you would like advice or support, please e-mail afterparty@tvps.org.uk
For more information visit the TVPS website.

For more information about TVPS and the services they provide, visit www.tvps.org.uk

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