Alfred Health provides access to information, advice and resources about HIV. We provide this for people living with HIV, those affected by HIV, health and community workers and the general community.
The Alfred provides a statewide HIV service, which provides comprehensive care for Victorians affected by or infected with HIV. This ranges from acute care and chronic illness management, to health maintenance, prevention and health promotion.
The Victoria Non-Occupational Post Exposure Prophylaxis (NPEP) Service can assist people who have been exposed to HIV (either sexually or by injecting drugs) with the aim of reducing the risk of contracting HIV.
The Victorian PrEP Service provides PrEP clinics at The Alfred and partner outreach health services.
This website can tell you about hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV and sexually transmissible infections (STIs) in many different languages.
The Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights describes the rights of patients, consumers and other people using the Australian healthcare system. These rights are essential to make sure that, wherever and whenever healthcare is provided, it is of high quality and is safe.
The Australian Injecting and Illicit Drug Users League (AIVL) is the Australian national peak organisation representing the state and territory peer-based drug user organisations and issues of national relevance for people with lived experience of drug use. AIVL’s purpose is to advance the health of people who use/have used illicit drugs.
Bacterial vaginosis can cause a watery, white or grey vaginal discharge with a strong smell.
Genital warts are one of the most common sexually transmissible infections (STIs).
Hepatitis C is a blood-borne virus that causes inflammation (swelling and pain) of the liver. This virus is present in the blood of a person living with hepatitis C and can be spread through blood-to-blood contact.
HIV is a virus that can damage the immune system and make it difficult for the body to fight off simple infections.
Cirrhosis is a type of liver damage where healthy cells are replaced by scar tissue. The liver is unable to perform its vital functions of metabolism, production of proteins, including blood clotting factors, and filtering of drugs and toxins.
PID is known as the silent epidemic because it is common and often does not cause symptoms. The sexually transmitted diseases chlamydia and gonorrhoea are the most common cause of PID.
Scabies is a skin infestation caused by very small mites called Sarcoptes scabiei. The mites burrow into the skin to lay their eggs.
Providing health and medical information to improve the health and wellbeing of people and the communities they live in.
Trichomoniasis is caused by the organism Trichomonas vaginalis. It is transmitted through sexual contact with a person who has this infection.
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are very common – particularly in women, babies and older people. Around one in two women and one in 20 men will get a UTI in their lifetime.
Cancer Council Victoria has developed an international reputation for innovative work in cancer research, prevention and support. As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, they play a leading role in reducing the impact of all cancers on all people.
CDC protects America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
Confidential alcohol and drug counselling and referral in Victoria, including needle and syringe programs.
DocLIST is a online list of doctors and mental health professionals who have been recommended by lesbian and bisexual women in Australia.
Family Planning Victoria has a focus on reproductive and sexual health care, education and advocacy.
With over 40 years of experience, we are dedicated to supporting people to make decisions about their reproductive and sexual health and wellbeing that are right for them.
Gay and Married Men's Association of Victoria. GAMMA is a support group for men in or out of long term heterosexual relationships who are sexually attracted to other men.
The authentic voice of and for Victorians who use drugs.
Health Direct is a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice.
Translated information about health and wellbeing.
Healthy Male (previously known as Andrology Australia) is a national organisation that provides easy access to the latest scientific and medical research on male reproductive and sexual health.
Hepatitis Australia is the peak community organisation to progress national action on issues of importance to people affected by hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
Hepatitis B disease information and advice from the Victorian Government.
Developed by Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, this site helps people who have been diagnosed with chlamydia, gonorrhoea, mycoplasma genitalium, syphilis and trichomonas to tell their sexual partners that they might also be at risk.
Melbourne Sexual Health Centre is a part of Alfred Health. The Centre specialises in preventing, testing and treating sexually transmissable infections (STIs) as well as promoting and supporting sexual health.
A curated list of HIV information and services by Melbourne Sexual Health Centre.
Melbourne Sexual Health Centre runs 4 appointment-only PrEP clinics each week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only). Due to high demand, we are not taking on any new PREP clients at this time.
CEH’s Multicultural Health & Support Service works with communities and health professionals to address the poorer health outcomes experienced by people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, asylum seekers and mobile populations. It aims to prevent HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections, and offer a multicultural approach to alcohol and other drug support.
More than 30% of sexually active adults in NZ have genital herpes. This site can help you understand and manage this common infection.
There are more ways than ever to access affordable PrEP in Australia. The cheapest is to grab your PrEP online for around $20 per month, or you can access it via the PBS, or join a study in some states. Make the choice that's right for you.
Find out the different ways you can take PrEP.
Herpes might be the most misunderstood infections around so let’s start with the facts.
Knowing how to talk about sexual health will help protect you and your sexual partners from sexually transmitted infections (STIs), make sex more enjoyable and prevent unwanted pregnancy.
The Women’s is Australia’s first and largest specialist hospital dedicated to improving the health of all women and newborns.
The Women's has developed a wide range of health information to help women of all ages understand their health issues and their treatment options.
Thorne Harbour Health is Australia’s oldest LGBTI health organisation and Victoria’s largest, having been formed by the community in 1983 (then as the Victorian AIDS Action Committee and later the Victorian AIDS Council) in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
VACCHO is the peak body for the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal peoples living in Victoria.
Young and Empowered Around Health (YEAH). Penington Institute's national youth initiative on sexual health, alcohol and drug use.