Formed in 1995, Straight Arrows is run by and for HIV Positive heterosexuals and their families. Straight Arrows provides services and support including:
Hours: Monday – Friday 9.30am – 4pm
Tel: (03) 9276 3792
Fax: (03) 9276 3817
PLWHA provides advocacy, representation, information and support for all HIV/positive people in Victoria. It focuses its attention and energies on advocacy, particularly in the areas of health service delivery, treatments activism, housing, anti-discrimination and quality of life issues for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Membership in PLWHA also entitles a person to a free regular newsletter, notification of upcoming events (including social functions) and gives the right to vote at the AGM or any special meetings of the organisation. PLWHA has a variety of ways in which HIV+ people can be active, including the Speakers Bureau, Treatments Action Group, HIV+ Radio or the Board of Management.
6 Claremont Street
South Yarra 3141
Tel: (03) 9865 6772
Fax: (03) 9804 7978
Services offered include:
Check you eligibility with the Victorian AIDS Council on
(03) 9865 6700 and speak to a Regional Support Officer (RSO).
An initial assessment will be made over the phone. If eligibility is probable then an appointment will be made for a formal assessment.
If appropriate a Care Team Coordinator will be assigned who will then discuss your support needs, and develop a care plan.
All client records are maintained confidentially, and the program is non-discriminatory. Services are targeted to those PLWHAs most in need. Straight Arrows has always found the service to be a boon to HIV+ people, and the RSO's friendly and approachable.
This is a State-wide service in Victoria offering confidential information and support group for women with living HIV/AIDS. Positive Women offer:
Positive Women also:
Tel: (03) 9076 6918
Fax: (03) 9076 6092
Web site: http://www.positivewomen.org.au
This is a telephone counseling service that is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Calls are connected automatically to the nearest available Lifeline centre for the cost of a local call, from anywhere in Australia.
Tel: 13 11 14
CAN is a statewide organisation which represents regional and rural interests.
Its aim is to be a resource for people affected or infected by HIV/AIDS or other blood borne diseases, and it can be accessed by agencies or individuals across Victoria.
CAN also acts as a facilitator for education, training and events, support and care to be run by local communities for local communities in rural Victoria.
34 Myers Street Bendigo 3552
Tel: (03) 5443 8355