Sometimes you will want to learn more about something relating to HIV, or be able to find more information about a certain issue. Not all websites have the correct information on them, so we have chosen some for you that we trust and would like you to use if you need to! Here are some websites that could help you:

If you want to learn more about HIV and the issues in this training tool, you can look at the following resources for help:

Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA): and This website will give you a lot more information about HIV and pregnancy and explain more about the MAMA programme – Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action - which sends out supportive SMSs to pregnant, HIV positive women in South Africa and across the rest of the world.

POWAPeople Against Women Abuse – This site has information about POWA and their work across South Africa.  You can get information about violence and how to receive more support if you or one of the participants in your support group has experienced violence and wants more help and advice.

LoveLife This website is a great resource for those of you running support groups for HIV positive adolescents.  It has lots of youth friendly information about HIV as well as services for young people across South Africa.  You can give this information to the young people in your groups or give them the website details so that they can find resources themselves.  loveLife also have details of youth friendly clinic services and centres across South Africa that can provide your group participants with support and guidance.  loveLife also has a counselling line which young people and their parents/guardians can call.

South African Department of Home Affairs Even though this isn’t directly about HIV, the Home Affairs department can help people get their ID book or card, register the birth of their child and register to vote.  This is particularly important for young people in your support groups who might not have their ID documents yet.

SHM Foundation  You might want to read more about the people and the organisation linked to the Khuluma project – you can read about our work here.

Here are some phone numbers you might find useful to give to your participants if they have questions or need information that you don’t have:

LifeLine counselling line 0861 332 332.  You can contact them from anywhere in South Africa – they offer phone counselling and can also refer you for face-to-face counselling services in your area.

LoveLife youth and parent line (also offers counselling) 0800 121 100 (parents/guardians) and 0800 121 900 (youth).  Both of these numbers are toll free.
You can also send a ‘please call me’ for free to:
*140*0833231023# (Vodacom)
*121*0833231023# (MTN)
*111*0833231023# (Cell C)

POWA: 011 642 4345/6 for counselling support and help about violence. They can also refer you to organisations in your area that can help.