From Friday, 22nd October to Monday, 25th October the HVN (Hiv Vereniging Nederland — Dutch HIV Association) is organising a weekend for women with HIV.
During this weekend you can get to know other women with HIV, share experience and knowledge, have in-depth discussions or just simply take it easy! This all takes place in a beautiful and safe environment — and children are welcome too. The weekend will be held at Kempervennen (a park near Eindhoven, click here for more information.)
At this moment you can register for the waiting list only! Women who have never before participated in a weekend for people with HIV or those who have just found out about their HIV-infection, are given priority. (In the event that more people apply than can be accommodated, next year’s weekend will be organised for a larger group!)
Children up to age 12 can participate, but not more than 3 children per mother. At this time, possible partners, buddies and pets are not allowed.
We will welcome you on Friday from 2:30 PM. The programme concludes after lunch on Sunday afternoon. Although there are plenty of other activities in the park, we expect you to, on the whole, follow our programme.
The programme includes activities such as: painting, discussion about sexuality and relationships (or other topics you might want to discuss) and swimming. There will be a separate programme for children. We will provide child-care during the joint activities. You are expected to take care of your children outside of these hours.
Meals and the like are included, but you will need to provide for items like cigarettes and tampons yourself. So make sure you have a little pocket-money. You will also need to provide your own bath towels. Bed-clothing is available in the cottage.
At the conclusion of the programme you may remain in your cottage until Monday morning. However, from then on you have to purchase your own food and drink (these are available in the park; but rather expensive). The cottages are shared and can accommodate six people. Although we cannot promise anything, let us know when there is someone with whom you would like to share your cottage.
Register by phone with Marlies: 06 14 25 66 89
Or by email with Hannah: email@example.com
When you register, please inform us if you are bringing any children, and if so, how many and their ages. (This is necessary for accommodating beds for extra children and for creating the children’s programme.) Also state any dietary needs.
The contribution for participation to the weekend is:
€ 57 for members of the Hiv Vereniging Nederland
€ 67 for non-members
€ 25 for people on fixed (minimum) income
Transfer your payment in advance and at least before the 8th of October to:
tav Hiv Vereniging Nederland
The transport to and from the weekend you’ll have to arrange yourself.
The address of De Kempervennen:
Phone: 040 208 33 33
(click here for a map and route description)
Maybe we’ll see you there!!
Marlies, Hannah and Mirjam