In addition to this website, Pozhet uses social networking (‘social media’) to share information, thoughts and ideas. Social networking sites allow you to upload videos, photos, create a blog, post events, join groups and send messages.
There are many different types of social networking sites. Two of the most common are Facebook and Twitter.
Join our Facebook group
Our Facebook group is a secret and confidential space you can join to view comments, videos or pictures and have discussions with us or other Pozhet members. You will need to ask to be admitted. We will only authorise you if you are a member of Pozhet. This means the Pozhet Facebook group cannot be viewed by non-members, nor can anyone see that you are a member – even if they are your Facebook ‘friend’ (unless they are also in the same secret group, that is). You can read Facebook’s policy on secret groups for more information.
Join our Facebook page
Friends and Supporters of Pozhet is a public Facebook page that aims to raise awareness, reduce stigma about HIV in the community and to keep people informed about HIV regarding heterosexual men and women.
Follow us on Twitter
Twitter is a website where you can subscribe to people or organizations of interest and get short updates, messages and breaking news from them. See what we’ve been saying @pozhet.
You’ll need an email address and a ‘handle’ (a user name) to join. Search for your hobbies, interests or favourite celebrities to find some people to ‘follow’.
You can also send short messages, called ‘tweets’, of your own. Your Twitter account can be set up as public or private.
Social media and HIV
Staying anonymous online
The name and photo you use on ‘your profile’ on social media sites can be seen by others. To remain anonymous, you can create an account with a fake name and use a photo without your face (sometimes called an ‘avatar’).
You can comment anonymously on this website. Pozhet will never share your information with anyone.
Not confident with computers or social media?
Contact us for a list of free or cheap courses in your area to improve your computer skills or to learn more about using the internet and social media.