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Department of Human Services – VIC

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is committed to enhancing and protecting the health and well being of all Victorians, emphasising vulnerable groups and those most in need.

Web Link: http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/home

HIV, Hepatitis & STI Education & Resource Centre

The E+RC is a free statewide community service for all Victorians. We provide information on HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections (STIs).

Web Link: http://www.hivhepsti.info/

MCV – Melbourne Community Voice

Gay News Network is Australia’s portal for GLBTIQ news and information ranging from gay sporting groups to lesbian nightclubs, same-sex law reform to queer arts events and transgender support groups. If you want the latest on the Sydney Mardi Gras, Melbourne Pride March or Adelaide Feast festival, it’s only a click away. Evolution’s coverage of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer news, reviews and culture is based on the principal that the GLBTIQ community benefits when represented by a free and dedicated press. MCV is the Melbourne Newspaper for the GLBTI Community.

Web Link: http://gaynewsnetwork.com.au/readonline/issues/mcv-latest/index.html

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC) is Victoria’s leading clinic for the testing and treatment of sexually transmissible infections. The doctors and nurses at MSHC are experienced specialists in all aspects of sexual health, so clients visiting MSHC can be assured of high quality professional and non-judgmental care. MSHC also provides support to community based health professionals via online resources and on-site education and training opportunities.

Web Link: http://www.mshc.org.au/

MQFF – Melbourne Queer Film Festival

Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) is the largest queer film festival in Australia, the second largest film festival in Victoria, and one of the oldest queer film festivals in the world. We screen the best queer film from Australia and around the globe. Our mission is to become one of the top queer screen events internationally. The Festival first screened in 1991 and has continued every year since.

Web Link: http://www.mqff.com.au/index.php?skip=true

PEP (Post Exposure Prophylaxis)

If you thing that you have been exposed to HIV, PEP may prevent you from becoming infected. PEP is a month-long course of drugs that, if taken within 72 hours of the HIV virus entering the body, can prevent a person becoming infected with HIV. The PEP drugs are the same drugs that people who have the HIV virus use to reduce its impact on the body. For more information check out the web site.

Web Link: http://www.getpep.info/

PFLAG-VIC – Parents, Families and friends of Lesbians And Gays – Victoria

We are a group of parents, families and friends of gay, lesbian and bisexual people who meet once a month and offer support and friendship to families, particularly parents, and also to members of the GLBTI community who may need support in coming out to their families and friends.

Web Link: http://www.pflagvictoria.org.au/index.php

Positive Women

Positive Women Victoria was established in 1988 by women living with HIV/AIDS. We are a support and advocacy organisation for women living with HIV/AIDS. In recognition of our members special needs we provide a safe and comfortable environment that is completely confidential.

Web Link: http://www.positivewomen.org.au/

Straight Arrows

If you are a HIV+ heterosexual, you are not alone. Straight Arrows may be able to help you. We can assist with: Treatment information - Medical and paramedical services - Legal services Housing - Isolation - Discrimination - Confidentiality - Social contact.

Web Link: http://www.straightarrows.org.au

The ALSO Foundation

The ALSO vision is the creation and celebration of a diverse, strong, safe and inclusive GLBTIQ(Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) community that contributes to and is respected by broader communities.

Web Link: http://www.also.org.au/

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