Since 1988, Quality of Life Retreats (QLR) have offered education and support to people living with HIV. The four-day retreats offer participants important wisdom for living and coping with their illness and related challenges, as well as opportunities to connect socially and emotionally with others in similar situations. The next retreat is set for August 17th through 20th.

The retreat is ecumenical and interfaith, and open to individuals of all faiths, religions, and beliefs and was established by members of the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church.

The August retreat will be at the Manidokan Retreat Center in Knoxville, Maryland. Round-trip bus transportation is provided from Baltimore. The cost for the retreat is $20 (non-refundable), payable by money-order only. Applications and money orders must be in the mail by July 26th. Applications are available online at For questions email, or call the retreat registrar at 443-440-2312.