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For many people testing HIV positive can be a tough, confronting and overwhelming experience that may leave you feeling anxious and confused. While a positive diagnosis is never easy, today the prospects for successful HIV treatment are better than they have ever been. If you are newly diagnosed try not to panic, the world won’t come to an end nor is it the end of you! Think of it as an opportunity to grow. It’s a challenge to you and the people in your life. Take control, there’s a wealth of support and information available. Who you talk to now could have a significant impact in the future.
Where can I get support right now?
ACON New Diagnosis Priority Service - Access to counselling and support. Call 9206 2000 (Sydney), 1800 063 060 (outside Sydney) or 9283 2053 (for the deaf)
Albion Street Centre - Counselling available. Call 9332 9600
Genesis - A weekend workshop for newly diagnosed gay men. Call ACON 9206 2000
Poz Het - Support for heterosexual (straight) men and women living with HIV. Call 1800-812-404
Looking for a doctor?
The Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) provides a list of General Practitioners who prescribe HIV medications in NSW.
Where can I find more info?
POZ offers cutting-edge info and a useful guide to some of the questions you might have.
Sydney Sexual Health Centre provides a confidential service that helps put you in control of your sexual health.
NAPWA has a variety of relevant resources.
ACON promotes health & wellbeing of a diverse gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.
AFAO has some very useful resources available.