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Information for the LGBTIQ and people living with HIV

AIDS Action Council ACT (AAC)

Due to the corona virus AAC have closed up shop at Havelock House but still are still contactable via phone, email and face to face appointment (although this may change with restrictions). They are still working hard to ensure that you have the support you need during this difficult time. They are contactable for all enquires including Needle and Syringe Program equipment, safe sex products, information and resources.

There is opportunity to connect with them over the phone on 02 6257 2855 or 0429 963 992 or digitally contact@aidsaction.org.au, TwitterInstagram and Facebook by connecting with @AIDSactionACT

Services still available from ACC

For HIV care and support please call 02 6257 2855 or 0438 623 101.

For counselling, they will be having services online and over the phone. Please contact them on either counselling@westlund.org.au or 0412 882 855. For more info visit the Westlund Counselling website.

For the sex worker outreach program, please contact the SWOP team at swop@aidsaction.org.au or 0427 475 671.


Canberra Health Services is currently reducing non-essential, non-urgent activity across all its services in efforts to relieve pressure on the health system and to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Canberra Sexual Health Centre is now appointment only. CSHC is not able to run a walk-in service at this time and can provide urgent/ essential care only.  Please see your GP for non-urgent and non-essential sexual health care.

To make an appointment with CSHC, please call 5124 2184. You will be asked for your details, and connected with a clinician first.

Please do not go to Canberra Sexual Health Clinic if;

– you have returned from overseas in the last 14 days

– you have a fever, cough, sore throat, cold, flu or diarrhoea

– you are a contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19


SHFPACT (Sexual Health & Family Planning ACT) service update:

Phone consultations now available at 02 6247 3077.

Sexual health services:

  • STI (sexually transmissible infection) screening, when you do not have any symptoms
  • Initial PrEP consultation (new clients)
  • Follow up PrEP (continuing clients)

Menopause Centre Canberra:

  • Initial menopause consultations for new clients
  • Follow up menopause for continuing clients

Contraception and reproductive health services:

  • Repeat contraceptive pill prescriptions for existing clients

For other health services and information, please contact SHFPACT by email shfpact@shfpact.org.au (please include your phone number) or phone 62473077. Their staff will assist you to make an appointment with their doctors/nurses, or refer you to other clinicians as appropriate. Online bookings with specific doctors are available here.

SHFPACT look forward to continuing to assist with your sexual and reproductive health needs.


Other resources for the LGBTIQ and HIV Community regarding COVD-19

ACON, in NSW have produced some excellent resources for people living with HIV and the LGBTIQ Community. There are good resources about social distancing, sex and mental health amidst this tough time.

ACON, Australian Federation of AIDS Organization (AFAO), ASHM and National Association of People Living with HIV in Australia have created this very useful factsheet here.

The Transhub.org has some very useful information for trans people that might be concerned about the coronavirus and its impact on their lives.

Thorne Harbor Health have created a factsheet that covers intimacy, alcohol and tobacco use.

UNAIDS is an international organisation that has created information about HIV and covid19.


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