What is the HIV Program?

The HIV Program supports GPs in the management of HIV by providing nursing and counselling services as well as education and networking opportunities for GPs and other health professionals.

What does the HIV Program do?

  • 10 HIV Clinical Care meetings per year, covering a range of topics 
  • HIV Medicine Special Interest Group meetings providing networking opportunities for GPs and other healthcare workers involved in HIV management 
  • Direct support to GPs who are involved in HIV management 
  • Nursing support of, and advocacy for, people with HIV and people at risk of HIV infection, who access GP services 
  • Counselling support for people living with HIV, their “significant others” (partners, families and friends) and people at risk of HIV infection

How can the HIV Program help you?

  • A program of HIV eduction and networking events 
  • HIV nursing and counselling support 
  • Information about management of HIV in a General Practice setting 
  • Linkages with local and interstate HIV and sexual health services

What has the HIV Program achieved?

  • The HIV program has enabled local GPs to work with a range of health care providers to deliver comprehensive health care to people with HIV in the ACT and region

Contact

Philip Habel RN 
Project Officer 
6247 5742 or p.habel [at] chnact.org.au

Dr Denise Kraus 
GP Advisor 
6247 5742

Julia Byford
Counsellor
0414 759 670

Jane Keany
Counsellor
0402 222 408