Meridian is here to help people impacted by HIV, Sexually diverse people, Trans and gender diverse people and Sex workers. We support our communities at all stages in life take control of their sexual health by providing information, workshops and a range of support services to inform, educate and arm you with the knowledge you need to keep your sex life healthy.
Our message to you is simple – Know your sexual health status. Know your risks and manage your sex life with confidence. Protect yourself and your sexual partners. With the right information, the right advice and the right people to talk to, you can significantly reduce your risk of HIV, an STI, or passing these on to a sexual partner.
Meridian is here to support your sexual health.Read more
An HIV Self-Test is an HIV test you can perform yourself in the privacy of your own home or wherever you feel comfortable. The HIV Self-Test available in Australia is discrete, accurate and easy to use.
The HIV Self-Test is a small cartridge containing a paper test strip. It is similar in size and shape to a USB drive. Included in the HIV Self-Test pack will be an HIV Self-Test cartridge, a set of instructions, a bottle of test fluid (which is added along with a blood sample), and a disposal bag. The pack contains a Care Card, which includes a list of contacts in case you have questions or concerns about the test or your test result.
HIV PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) factsheet for trans and gender diverse people.
What is PrEP? PrEP stands for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. PrEP is a pill that HIV negative people can take to prevent HIV. Taking PrEP before being exposed to HIV means there’s enough drug in your system to stop HIV if it gets into your body. If PrEP is taken as prescribed it has proved very effective at preventing HIV and reduces the risk of HIV transmission by almost 100%.Read more
Get PrEP’D (PrEPárate) es una iniciativa nacional de Australia para gais y otros hombres (cis o trans), incluso no binarios, que tienen sexo con hombres que toman la PrEP (profilaxis previa a la exposición).Read more
การเตรียมพร้อม (PrEP’D)เป็นความริเริ่มแห่งขาติของออส เตรเลียเพื่อชายเกย์และ ชายอื่นๆ (ซิสหรือแทรนส์) เพศที่ไม่จำ กัดตายตัวว่าเป็นชายหรือหญิง ผู้ซึ่งมีเพศ สัมพันธ์กับชายเกี่ยวกับยา PrEP (ยาป้องกันก่อนสัมผัสสำ หรับผู้ที่ยังไม่ติดเชื้อ)Read more
Get PrEP’D is an Australian national initiative for gay, bisexual and other men (cis or trans), non-binary inclusive, who have sex with men about PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis).Read more
Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (including trans men who have sex with men) are a priority population group for STIs and HIV. GP's, nurses, and other medical practitioners have an essential role in looking after their health.Read more
The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is a time for all of us to remember the many lives lost of HIV and AIDS. The first memorial event was held in 1983 and since then there have been thousands of events across the world.
This year the event was held at Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centre and the guest speaker was Clara Tuck Meng Soo. Dr Soo received her medical training at Cambridge University and King’s College London. She worked for several years in the UK before migrating to Australia in 1989. In 2002 she became Practice Principal of IGP and Hobart Place General Practice.Read more