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About Us

Northern Territory AIDS Council Inc was incorporated on the 24 April 1986. In April 2003 the organisation changed its name to Northern Territory AIDS and Hepatitis Council Inc (NTAHC) .

We are the key non-government organisation working in the area of blood-borne viruses, education and support in the Northern Territory. We are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of all Territorians living with blood-borne viruses. Our service delivery operates from a holistic approach in accordance with the objectives of the Ottawa Charter (1986), and guided by key national and Northern Territory policies and legislation.

While the Northern Territory covers a large area (1.3 million square kilometres), it is sparsely populated with approximately 233,000 people, including a significant constituency of Aboriginal people. To provide effective coverage of this area, NTAHC has offices in Darwin and Alice Springs and a single, integrated management and program structure. This management approach provides for efficient, coordinated and integrated peer-based service delivery to the priority populations identified in the suite of national blood-borne virus strategies. NTAHC maintains strong links to services providing clinical care for people living with blood-borne viruses. Improving access to treatment is a critical factor in improving the health of people living with blood-borne viruses in the Northern Territory
You can download our Strategic Plan here.

Our Vision

The elimination of blood-borne virus transmission and for a world that strengthens and sustains people living with blood-borne viruses.

Our Purpose

To be the community leaders in the eradication of blood-borne viruses in the Northern Territory.

Our Values

  • Inclusive
  • Informed
  • Respect
  • Acceptance of cultural and social diversity
  • Innovation

The results we seek include

  • Significantly reduced blood-borne virus (BBV) transmissions
  • Zero late HIV presentations
  • Zero deaths related to hepatitis B and C
  • Zero stigma and discrimination
  • Quality care and support for all people living with a BBV
  • Equitable access to information, prevention materials, treatment and care
  • Recognition of priority populations as drivers and participants in NTAHC activities and in the community

Social Media 

We're always posting news and information on our website and Facebook page and you can follow us on Twitter and Instagram or post using the hastag #NTAHC to include us in the conversation!

In addition, we administrate a Facebook page aimed at people living with HIV called Positive Territory, and our Harm Reduction NT page provides information for people who inject drugs.

Our closed Facebook groups for Sex Workers and people living with HIV provide online care and support for members of these communities. If you'd like to join, get in touch with us at info@ntahc.org.au

Finally, we host drinks for the LGBTQI+ community every Thursday at Darwin's Cavenagh Hotel from 5.30pm. Email james.emery@ntahc.org.au for more information!