Programs and Services
Programs and Services for Women and Hetero Men
Social isolation is a concern for many women and heterosexual men living with HIV. Our events are a great way to meet other women and heterosexual men in a safe and welcoming environment.
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Our Peer Navigator team includes women and heterosexual men living with HIV. They have experienced many of the fears and concerns that you may currently be grappling with. They are there to support you and to help you achieve your goals and reach full health and emotional wellbeing.
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We run an annual Adult Retreat for women and heterosexual men living with HIV and their partners. This weekend retreat offers a relaxed environment in which to meet other people living with HIV. Every year we go to a different location throughout Victoria; from the seaside to the mountains. We combine fun, interesting activities with some pampering. We also hold facilitated workshops, creating a safe environment in which you can explore issues that arise for you as a person living with HIV, with a focus on HIV health and wellbeing. Our peer support staff are on hand if you would like to talk with them.
Past participants consistently say that they value the opportunity to meet others in a safe, relaxing environment in which they can talk openly about the challenges and triumphs that have come with living with HIV. It is wonderful sharing experience with people learning from each other and developing friendships.
Dinner & Chat for Hetero Men Living With HIV
Held monthly. Free of charge. Come and meet others in a private and confidential setting. Enjoy a relaxed dinner and informal conversation. This is an opportunity to share experiences and learn from each other. Whether you are recently diagnosed or have been living with HIV for some time, this is a place where you can come as you are, build connections and thrive with other hetero men living with HIV.
Whether you are recently diagnosed or have been living with HIV for some time, this is a place where you can come as you are, build connections and thrive with other men living with HIV.
Phoenix for Hetero Men
These workshops are designed to cater to the needs of hetero men of all ages. You are welcome to participate whether you are recently diagnosed or have been living with HIV long term. It’s a confidential and supportive space to equip you to thrive as a person living with HIV. The workshop is peer-facilitated, meaning it is designed and delivered by people living with HIV. You can expect to: meet other straight men living with HIV; share experiences; explore issues around disclosure, negotiating sex and relationships; find out how to maintain your sexual health; find out how to maintain and care for your mental health; have your questions answered by HIV specialists including information on the latest treatment options; learn about other HIV support and services and start planning for the future.
Phoenix for Women
Do you want to learn more about living well with HIV? Do you want to connect with other women? Phoenix for women is a workshop for recently diagnosed women or women who are ready to lean more. This workshop, led by other women living with HIV, covers treatments, disclosure, dating and relationships, HIV prevention for partners, sexual health, living well with HIV, available services and much more. You will have the chance to meet with experts in the field including HIV specialists, a sexual health nurse and a counsellor. It is a great way to connect with other women and to get informed. Phoenix for women is designed specifically to meet the needs of women living with HIV.
We run a range of social events for our members who are women and heterosexual men. These are run throughout the year and may include dinners, outings, family friendly events, women’s days and our very popular Christmas party. It’s a great way to meet other heterosexual men and women living with HIV in a safe, supportive environment.
Services for Families
We have a range of services for families including camps, outings, a Christmas party and resources. Check them out at our Services for Families section.