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Victorian AIDS Council  and Gay Men’s Health Centre

Also known as VAC/GMHC, Victoria’s long-running HIV organisation offers a huge range of services for gay men and people living with HIV, as well as major health promotion activities and public campaigns.

6 Claremont St, South Yarra

1800 134 840

www.vicaids.asn.au

 

Living Positive Victoria

Running many of the state’s support groups and services, Living Positive Victoria is an organisation advocating for the rights and wellbeing of people living with HIV.

Suite 1, 111 Coventry St, Southbank

(03) 9863 8733

www.livingpositivevictoria.org.au

 

VAC/GMHC Counselling  Service

VAC/GMHC offers affordable individual, couple and group counselling services for people at risk of or affected by HIV, and for other members of the LGBTI community. The first session is free, with subsequent session costs scaling according to income.

1800 134 840

www.vicaids.asn.au/counselling-services

 

VAC/GMHC Peer Education Program

VAC/GMHC runs a whole range of peer support programs for men who are attracted to men, including for rural men, young men and men from different cultural backgrounds.

1800 134 840

www.vicaids.asn.au/peer-education

 

LPV Peer Education Program

Living Positive Victoria offers a range of peer education programs and support for people living with HIV, including one-on-one and group sessions.

(03) 9863 8733

www.livingpositivevictoria.org.au/programs/peer-education

 

Pronto

This rapid HIV testing service is run by VAC/GMHC.

175 Rose St, Fitzroy

(03) 9416 2889

www.pronto.org.au

 

The Centre Clinic

The clinic is affiliated with VAC/GMHC and provides GP services to the LGBTI community. The clinic specialises in treatment and medical care for people living with HIV and includes a dedicated sexual health screening service.

77 Fitzroy St, St Kilda

(03) 9525 5866

www.vicaids.asn.au/medical-services-centre-clinic

 

David Williams Fund

The fund provides financial assistance to people living with HIV who are experiencing financial difficulty. Funded by MAC Cosmetics and the sale of red ribbons throughout Victoria, the fund distributes over $100,000 per year. It’s based at the Positive Living Centre.

51 Commercial Rd, South Yarra

(03) 9863 0444

www.vicaids.asn.au/plc-financial-assistance

 

ERA Health Melbourne CBD

The clinic’s Dr George Forgan-Smith provides a rapid HIV testing service.

563 Bourke St, Melbourne

(03) 9944 6200

www.erahealth.com.au/melbourne-cbd.html

 

Fairfield House

Fairfield House at The Alfred hospital is changing from an inpatient facility to an outpatient and day treatment facility for people living with HIV.

Commercial Rd, Melbourne

(03) 9076 2700

 

Generation Y Guys

This peer support and social group for guys in their 30s and under and living with HIV is run by Living Positive Victoria. They meet once a month in different inner-city locations.

(03) 9863 8733

www.livingpositivevictoria.org.au/programs/generation-y-guys

 

HIV/AIDS Legal Centre

The centre is a free, confidential legal service run out of VAC/GMHC’s Positive Living Centre for people living with HIV and their partners, carers, family and close friends where legal problems relate to HIV.

51 Commercial Rd, South Yarra

(03) 9863 0406

www.vicaids.asn.au/plc-legal-assistance

 

 

HIV and Sexual Health Connect Line

This is an information and referral service for people with questions about HIV and is staffed by professional community and health promotion workers. Staff can provide referrals to appropriate treatment and support services.

1800 038 125

www.connectline.com.au

 

In the Loop

A free support group for carers, partners, friends, and family of people living with HIV. It runs as a regular two-day workshop.

(03) 9863 8733

www.livingpositivevictoria.org.au/

 

Northside Clinic

The clinic specialises in GP and other medical services for the LGBTI community.

370 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North

(03) 9485 7700

www.northsideclinic.net.au

 

PEP Hotline

The hotline is a 24-hour service for information about the post exposure prophylaxis for HIV, to be taken within 72 hours of exposure to the virus.

1800 889 887

www.getpep.info

 

Phoenix

Phoenix is a weekend workshop run by Living Positive Victoria for people recently-diagnosed with HIV. Call to make a booking.

(03) 9863 8733

www.livingpositivevictoria.org.au/programs/phoenix

 

Planet Positive

This free social event for people living with HIV and their friends runs every three months, providing an opportunity to make new friends and find out more about Living Positive Victoria.

(03) 9863 8733

www.livingpositivevictoria.org.au/programs/planet-positive

 

Prahran Market Clinic

The clinic specialises in services for the LGBTI community, and offers rapid HIV testing.

325 Chapel St, Prahran

(03) 9514 0888

www.prahranmarketclinic.com

 

Quit

Run by Living Positive Victoria, Quit is a four-week course for people living with HIV who want to quit smoking.

(03) 9863 8733

www.livingpositivevictoria.org.au/programs/quit

 

Sexually Adventurous Men Project

The SAM Project includes the Down and Dirty website, providing information and resources for men who have sex with men on a whole range of sexual practises. It is reviewed by medical professionals and created in consultation with gay men.

www.downandirty.org

 

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre

580 Swanston St, Carlton

(03) 9341 6200

www.mshc.org.au

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