Most HIV diagnoses are made in general practice.
Delivering a positive HIV result can be a difficult task for a health worker, particularly when it might be the first diagnosis they have made.
Knowing the best way to deliver a result and accessing the resources and support available to both clinician and patient can make this process easier.
ASHM works closely with a range of HIV organisations across Australia. Please find below a list of resources from organisations in different states and territories.
Patient-centred care and support is at the core of the NSW Ministry of Health's HIV Support Program. The Program assists GPs to negotiate additional support, meeting individual needs for each new HIV diagnosis. The program also provides information for patients around psychosocial and community support services that are available across the state.
Tasmanian Government Health Services – Provides links information, guidelines and referral pathways for clinicians in Tasmania
The Tasmanian Council on AIDS, Hepatitis and Related Diseases (TasCAHRD) – TasCAHRD has provided support for people living with HIV and their families for over 30 years in individual support, including housing and other services.