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Support Services

Hepatitis and HIV positive support groups

Being newly diagnosed can be overwhelming and understanding all the information that is provided to you can be challenging. Often speaking to peers that have been in similar circumstances can put things into perspective and help with living positively. If you are newly diagnosed we have support groups that can assists you with your diagnosis.

Women’s Group

A monthly support group for positive women only, held in a safe and non-judgemental environment where we provide information and education on the specific needs of HIV+ women. We also provided one on one support for positive women that require emotional and social support.

Men’s Group:

Peer support group for HIV+ men that are held on a monthly basis and facilitated by a HIV+ person.

We provide support to positive people on a one on one basis

Hepatitis Support Group

Hepatitis support groups provide education and information on treatment, healthy living and offer emotional support to them and their family members or caregivers.

Our support groups discuss the following topics

  • Disclosure
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Relationships
  • Medications
  • Eating healthy
  • Sex and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
  • Mental health

Support groups are run monthly in locations around Darwin. Please contact the Care and Support team for the location of the next meeting.

In Alive Springs we run positive support groups for people living with HIV and or Hepatitis B and C. See the RU+? poster for details