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Community Sexual Health Services

Sexual Health Services

Who are we?

Doctors, nurses and social workers who specialise in sexual health.

What do we provide? 

The Sexual Health Clinic is a free, confidential public sexual health service. Our specialist sexual health team offers testing, treatment, counselling, and management of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). 

We provide: 

  • Testing and treatment for STIs 
  • Comprehensive HIV treatment and management for PLHIV 
  • Sexual health check-ups for gay men, sex workers and people who inject drugs
  • Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) for people recently exposed to HIV and Pre-Exposure prophylaxis for those at risk of HIV acquisition 
  • Assessment and management of suspected Mpox (Monkeypox) virus  
  • Sexual health related counselling 
  • Free condoms and lubricant 
  • Hepatitis vaccination for at risk populations 
  • Mpox (Monkeypox) vaccination for vulnerable at-risk populations 
  • Needle and syringe program 
  • Cervical screening, contraception, pregnancy testing and counselling for priority populations 

A Medicare card is not required to access our services.

Who do we see? 

We provide services for:

  • Men who have sex with other men 
  • People living with HIV 
  • Trans and gender diverse people 
  • Sex workers 
  • Aboriginal people 
  • People who inject drugs 
  • Sexually active people under 30 years 
  • People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds 
  • Pregnant people 

How to contact us? 

If you have any symptoms or concerns or wish to make a routine STI screening appointment, please call 02 9515 1200.

Where are we located? 

We are located at 16 Marsden Street, Camperdown.

For more information visit NSW Health Sexual Health Plus.

Community HIV Allied Health Services (Positive Central)

Who are we?

Social workers, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and dietitians who specialise in supporting people living with HIV.

What do we provide?

Community based allied health clinical support for people living with HIV, including:

Occupational Therapy

Our Positive Central Occupational Therapists can help you with:

  • Retraining in activities – for example learning a new way to cook a meal, or use a diary.
  • Organising your home modifications – for example bathroom modifications for increased safety and independence or rearranging the lounge room to allow for artistic pursuits.
  • Adapting your daily activities so you can still participate in them – for example changing the way house cleaning is usually done to increase your independence with household tasks.
  • Special equipment for everyday tasks usage, to make it easier and conserve your energy for other priorities – for example arranging a shower chair or bath board to ease the burden of self-care, so you have enough energy for other activities such as going to the movies.
  • Enhancing your wellbeing – for example stress management, time management and energy conservation.  
  • Planning for paid or volunteer work for the future – for example assistance in deciding on and setting vocational goals.


Our Physiotherapist can help you with:

  • Exercise programs either home or gym based, to improve/maintain muscle mass, improve cardiovascular health, improve flexibility and facilitate weight loss. We can provide access to the RPA client gym or local community gyms.
  • Hydrotherapy – gentle exercises in water to help with pain relief, and to help maintain/increase fitness and improve joint range of motion and balance.
  • Provision of walking aids such as a walking stick, crutches or walking frame.
  • Rehabilitation following a hospital admission or injury.
  • Preventing falls.

Nutrition and dietetics 

Our Dietitians provide nutrition care for people living with HIV, including managing high cholesterol, unintentional weight loss, liver disease and frailty. Our dietitians can help you with:

  • Lifestyle programs to encourage and support independent living. These focus on nutrition, lifestyle, physical activity, social skills and financial management.
  • Ways to help with food insecurity, food budgeting, meal planning, label reading, storing food safely, and basic cooking skills.
  • Guidance and support to prevent and manage vitamin and minerals deficiencies, such as low iron, B12 and calcium.
  • Dietary management of symptoms such as diarrhoea, loss of appetite, weight loss, nausea and vomiting.
  • Nutritional supplements when appropriate.
  • Lifestyle management of unwanted weight gain and changes in body shape. 
  • Oral health and referral to dental services as appropriate.
  • Personalised dietary support for other conditions.

Social Work

Our Social Workers can provide people with emotional support and practical assistance to access and link with services and community resources and to reduce everyday life stresses. This could include:

  • Working as an advocate with other agencies including DCJ Housing, Centrelink and NDIS.
  • Assisting with Centrelink benefits such as Disability Support Pension, JobSeeker or Carer’s benefits.
  • Safe and secure housing that is suitable to individual needs (including crisis or longer-term housing).
  • Referrals to HIV health and support services such as Bobby Goldsmith Foundation, Ankali, CSN, HALC, NDIS and other specialist services. 
  • Providing free and confidential supportive counselling to discuss concerns such as receiving a new HIV diagnosis; facing health challenges and responding to crisis situations.
  • Providing carer support.

Case Management/Service Coordination

Living with HIV can sometimes mean dealing with a number of health services, government departments and other agencies in order to improve your physical and emotional health, as well as your environment.

Case managers who are social workers and occupational therapists act as a central point of contact for other services to provide clear information to you the client.

Case management involves meeting with a case manager and discussing:

  • Your situation, your goals and hopes in life.
  • Your strengths and any barriers to achieving these.
  • Community resources that could help you reach these goals.
  • A plan to link to these services.
  • Any problems or successes in accessing services.
  • Skills and knowledge to maintain your health after discharge.

Who do we see?

  • People living with HIV or a carer of a person living with HIV.
  • People living, working or receiving health care within Sydney Local Health District.

Where are we located?

We are located at Redfern Health Centre, 103-105 Redfern Street, Redfern NSW 2016.

We provide outreach services in Community Health Centres and can visit you at home.

We can support you individually and in groups.

How to contact us?

You can call us on 02 9395 0444 or walk in and see our staff at Redfern Health Centre.