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Kernow Positive Support

Mission Statement:

Empowering those newly diagnosed with, and people living with, HIV to take responsibility for their life by providing information, advice and guidance in tandem with their medical treatment.

Educating young people and adults on how to protect themselves and prevent the onward transmission of HIV.


Although KPS does not necessarily work directly with children, we support under 18s who are affected by HIV in the context of supporting their families.

We provide an extensive range of support services for people in Cornwall living with or affected by HIV and AIDS. We offer guidance and support, tailoring our services to clients’ individual needs, and fight against stigma and discrimination towards people with HIV, helping to empower and support. We offer advocacy, representation, financial and housing advice, counselling, therapies, drop-in opportunities, peer support and hardship funds.

We give awareness-raising workshops to schools, colleges and the public on how HIV can and cannot be transmitted, teaching people how to protect themselves and helping to stop the stigma faced by people living with HIV.

Who to contact

Kernow Positive Support's facebook page
Kernow Positive Support's twitter page

Where to go

Piran Room, The Hub
Treliske Hospital
Penventinnie Lane

Wheelchair accessible.

Time / date details

When is it on?
Open Monday to Friday from 9 am until 4.30 pm

Other details


We do not charge for our services.


Referral required
Referral details

You can refer yourself or get a referral from your healthcare professional.

Schools, colleges and organisations wanting HIV awareness, please ring or email us.

Inclusion details

Saint Piran's Flag Disabled toilet icon Wheelchair icon
How we make our service inclusive

Our office is part of RCHT Treliske, and is wheelchair accessible with an adapted toilet. We can also visit clients in their home or place of their choice.

How our service supports providers / schools / colleges

All HIV awareness sessions for children and young people are delivered in schools and colleges and we abide by their policies.

Other local or national support

You can access the Children's HIV Association here:

Resolving disagreements, mediation and making complaints

You can access our complaints policy here:

Last updated: 02/03/2020

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