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Sexual Health, HIV and Hepatitis B and C

We deliver health promotion programs and initiatives to increase HIV, sexually transmissible infection (STI) and hepatitis B and C prevention, testing and treatment.  

We work with priority populations including:

  • People living with HIV, hepatitis B and C and STIs
  • Young people
  • LGBTIQ+ community, in particular men who have sex with men
  • Aboriginal people
  • Cultural and linguistically diverse communities
  • International students
  • People who inject drugs
  • People at-risk or experiencing homelessness
  • People who engage in sex work

We also work with a range of clinical partners, non-government, community organisations and host the state-wide Pozhet service for heterosexual people at risk of or living with HIV.

How We Prevent HIV, STIs and Hepatitis B and C

  • We deliver social media campaigns to increase awareness and knowledge and participate in community awareness events such as HIV Testing Week, World AIDS Day and Hepatitis Awareness Week.
  • We provide free and accessible safe sex supplies and needle syringe programs across Sydney Local Health District. 
  • We run Sticky Stuff Training for workers in youth accommodation services.
  • We train youth peer educators to deliver sexual health and blood borne virus education to international students and young Aboriginal people.
  • We support outreach to people who engage in sex work to provide safe sex packs.

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How We Link People to Testing and Treatment

We are helping to eliminate HIV and hepatitis C transmission in NSW. Testing and treatment for HIV and hepatitis C has never been easier.

Testing at Home

The dried blood spot (DBS) test is a new, free, easy and private way to test for HIV and hepatitis C. Just take a few drops of blood from your finger, mail the test back and get your results by phone, text or email.
You don’t need to go to a clinic or see a doctor to do this test. 
Visit dbstest.health.nsw.gov.au for more information.

Outreach Clinics

We offer HIV and hepatitis C testing and treatment in the community at a range of places including community centres, homeless services, community correction services, pharmacies, private methadone clinics and with our District mobile health van. Our outreach team includes our clinical partners so that any one we meet on outreach can be linked into treatment & care seamlessly.

Hepatitis C Point-Of-Care Testing (PoCT) Program

We are a research site for the Australian Hepatitis C Point-Of-Care Testing (POCT) Program. We can provide a hepatitis C test with results provided on the same day. To find out where you can have a hepatitis C test, visit hepcpoct.com.au or contact us for details.

HIV Client Support Program (in language)

The HIV Client Support Program provides support to people from culturally-and-linguistically diverse communities who are affected by HIV. If you have a HIV diagnosis or you are a family member, loved one or carer of a person with HIV you can contact us to use this service.

Our clients are matched to a bi-lingual/bi-cultural Cultural Support Worker. The Cultural Support Worker understands the culture and language of their clients, the meaning of a HIV diagnosis and how the health system works in Australia. We work with the client to provide emotional support, improve health literacy and understandings of HIV. We support ongoing treatment and care, normalise and de-stigmatise living with HIV, and systems navigation.

The HIV Cultural Support Program protects individual’s privacy and confidentiality and is available across New South Wales. To find out more about receiving support you can call us on 02 9515 1234 or email SLHD-DiveristyHub@health.nsw.gov.au

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