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Support Groups

Support Groups and Educational Forums In Long Beach


Support Positive Support Group

Tuesdays | 6:00 pm

Dealing with a new HIV diagnosis can be a challenging experience. If you’ve been diagnosed in the past two years or are just now addressing medical and/or social issues, come join your peers. Meets every Tuesday at 6:00pm at The Center in Long Beach, 2017 E. 4th Street. On the first Tuesday of the month, we go off site for social activites.  To join, contact Michael Buitrón at (562) 624-4977 or email to get on the weekly email list where we list other events that may be of interest, both educational and social.


In The Now Support Group

Last Tuesdays | 6:00 pm

The C.A.R.E. Program's group for heterosexuals with HIV. In The Now is a supportive educational network where you can share experiences, learn from others, ask and answer questions. Drinks and snacks are complementary. For information, call Martin Becerra at (562) 416-3040.


Living a Positive Life Support Group

Wednesdays| 3:30 pm

This is a group for individuals looking for a place to find peer support and positive reinforcement. We provide a safe place to explore new beginnings, coping strategies for your concerns while promoting positive mental health. We also discuss ideas to help maintain a full life while living with HIV. Please contact John Blasco at 562-624-4915 or Chi Wai Au at 562-624-4956.


Apoyo Positivo Support Group

Wednesdays| 6:00 pm

A support group in Spanish. ­ For more information contact Eddie Felix at (562) 624-4909. Quisieras el companerismo de otras personas viviendo con el VIH? Asiste al grupo de apoyo que se estera llevando acabo. Los Miercoles de 6pm. Para mas informacion llame a Eddie Felix at (562) 624-4909.


Positive in Sobriety HIV+/HEP C+ AA Meeting

Wednesdays | 8:00 pm

Open to the infected and affected (open recovery meeting). Speaker followed by group participation format. Drop-in. Group meets at Atlantic Alano Club, 1409 E. 4th St., Long Beach. A current list of HIV-friendly and gay-friendly recovery meetings can be found in the C.A.R.E. Program's local resource guide HERE.


Educational Forums

Third Thursday Every Month| 6:00 pm

Monthly HIV educational forums are co-sponsored by the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, The Center-Long Beach, and the C.A.R.E. Program at St. Mary Medical Center. Forums change every month and can cover topics such as HIV basics, when to initiate treatment, understanding your labwork, newly approved mdications, nutrition, HIV and inflammation, research updates, and more. Forums take place at the Parr Health Enhancement Center, 1055 Linden Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90813. Dinner is served. To find current dates, topics, and to reserve your seat, call Carlos Campa (562) 570-4544 or email


Time Limited Other Support Groups

For current information about new groups, short-term groups, y grupos de apoyo de salud mental con VIH/SIDA, call Michael Buitrón at (562) 624-4977.

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