Freedom to Be: impact of CHIVA camp

Irina Lut1, Katie Rowson2 and Amanda Ely3
1Researcher, Family Planning Association, University of London; 2Katie Rowson, Senior Lecturer, University of Central Lancashire and CHIVA Health Lead; 3Amanda Ely, CHIVA Manager

Abstract
This article presents the importance of peer support for young people growing up with HIV in the UK. We provide insight in to some of the challenges young people experience, by reviewing the impact of the Children’s HIV Association (CHIVA) camp: Freedom to Be (F2B). The socio-demographics of camp participants over the last 8 years are presented and Young people’s voices are included to demonstrate impact.