Meridian provides quality, reliable and up to date sexual health information, services and resources.
We support our communities to live full, healthy and sexually fulfilling lives. We do this through a range of coordinated and community services such as:
A non-judgmental sexual health testing service that welcomes gay & bisexual men, trans and gender diverse people, sex workers, queer and non-binary people, lesbian and bisexual women. STRIP Clinic: makes it easier and more comfortable for our community members to look after their sexual health. We offer STI testing and prescriptions for PrEP. Quick, simple and free.
- SoBar: Not So Straight Up
Aims to reduce alcohol-related harm within the LGBTIQ+ communities in the ACT through increased awareness of the health and wellbeing impacts of alcohol and to challenge the social norms around drinking behaviour and alcohol culture.
- Needle and Syringe Program
A public health initiative to provide sterile injecting equipment to reduce the harm that can come from sharing equipment.
- Sexual Health Testing
We’ve put together a map of sites across the ACT offering free or very low-cost tests, making finding, booking and getting a test quick and simple.
- Safer Sex Product Sales
Meridian stocks a wide range of safer sex products at competitive prices, available for individual purchase or bulk purchases.
- U = U
When a person living with HIV is taking HIV medication, the virus will be suppressed to the point where there is not enough HIV in their bloodstream for a test to measure. This is called Undetectable Viral Load. When a person is living with an Undetectable Viral Load they will experience greatly improved health outcomes, and also that person cannot transmit HIV to a partner who is HIV-negative.
Let’s talk about the way we treat one another when hooking up, dating and having sex.
PrEP is a preventive medication to protect you from contracting HIV.
(Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) helps prevent HIV Infection after possible exposure.
Tactics and information to keep you safe online.
100% Confident Hookups
Quick links and information about safer sex, online safety, and consent to empower you to have 100% confident hook-ups.
A library of research papers, info sheets, media releases and other useful information.