About Us

The Borders Positive Forum (BPF) is the collective voice of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in the Scottish Borders, manifesting the solidarity, power and unity of an emerging and fast growing HIV patients’ movement worldwide and empowering the HIV community in the Scottish Borders. 

What We Do

We aim to capture and amplify the distinct, unique and experienced voice of people living with and affected by HIV, and to champion the fact that this diverse community are often experts at living with HIV.

Our mission is to provide a strong and united patients’ voice to put HIV patients at the heart of regional, national and international healthcare policy and programmes.

To achieve this, we are taking action by: 

  • Lobbying for the inclusion of people living with HIV in all aspects of care, including carers where appropriate
  • Working in coalition with health care practitioners who are interacting with people living with HIV to ensure the best health and social care outcomes
  • Working in coalition with significant stakeholders
  • Sharing through capacity building the unique experience of living with HIV
  • Linking people living with and affected by HIV through communication and knowledge sharing
  • Ensuring that suitable, high quality and accessible services are available to people living with HIV in The Scottish Borders
  • Linking up with other patient forums to share information and best practice and learn from each other
  • Promoting Education surrounding HIV, raising awareness of related issues and advances for both those affected by HIV and in the wider general community
  • Working towards the end of HIV transmission and the elimination of Stigma.

We are committed to being non-judgemental and non-discriminatory in our actions, as well as communicating clearly and inclusively. Furthermore, everything that we do will be true the experience of those living with HIV and will be agreed upon by those that are members of the BPF. The forum should be positive and inspiring and understands the importance of respecting confidentiality and anonymity. 

Our Events

View our events and calendar here.

Get Involved!

Find information about how to contact us and what is expected of our members here.