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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:

  • STRIP Clinic
    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.

  • Meridian SMART Recovery
    Meridian is now delivering Self-Management And Recovery Training (SMART) meeting groups supporting LGBTIQA+ Canberrans who would like to start a conversation around their use of drugs and alcohol.

  • 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.

  • Talk
    Let’s talk about the way we treat one another when hooking up, dating and having sex.

  • PrEP
    PrEP is a preventive medication to protect you from contracting HIV.

  • PEP
    (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) helps prevent HIV Infection after possible exposure.

  • Online Safety
    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.

  • Resource Library
    A library of research papers, info sheets, media releases and other useful information.