Support groups can help people living with HIV to talk about their problems, get help from you and the other participants and stop them from feeling isolated. There are lots of benefits to being in a support group, but groups are not always easy to manage. Being a group mentor will sometimes be challenging.
In your group there will be people from different backgrounds who have different experiences, feelings and opinions. Not everyone in your group is the same. They are all HIV positive, but everyone has a different story to tell. There will also be differences in groups of young people and groups of pregnant women. Men and women may have different views. Younger and older people will not feel the same either.
You can help people feel proud to be part of a Khuluma support group and show them how powerful being in a group can be through being a mentor and supporting your participants.