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Women’s Health

Meridian is committed to improving health and wellbeing services and supports for women across the spectrum of sex and gender diversity and who are sexually and/or romantically attracted to women. This includes women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, gay, queer, asexual, trans, gender diverse and intersex. In 2019, Women’s Centre for Health Matters with support from Meridian (formerly AIDS Action Council) published a report on health and health needs of same-sex attracted women in the ACT. View...

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STRIP CLINIC: Sexual Health Testing

STRIP Clinic makes it easier and more comfortable for LGBTIQ+ community members to look after their sexual health. STRIP Clinic is quick, simple and free to access. STRIP clinic also offers limited booked appointments for prescriptions for starting PrEP. Friendly and professional nurses and Doctors from the Canberra Sexual Health Centre and Capital Health Network are in attendance and your results are available over the phone or via text message. Bookings are required and Consultations will take 20 to 30 mi...

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STRIP CLINIC: Sexual Health Testing

STRIP Clinic makes it easier and more comfortable for LGBTIQ+ community members to look after their sexual health. STRIP Clinic is quick, simple and free to access. STRIP clinic also offers limited booked appointments for prescriptions for starting PrEP. Friendly and professional nurses and Doctors from the Canberra Sexual Health Centre and Capital Health Network are in attendance and your results are available over the phone or via text message. Bookings are required and Consultations will take 20 to 30 mi...

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STRIP CLINIC: Sexual Health Testing

STRIP Clinic makes it easier and more comfortable for LGBTIQ+ community members to look after their sexual health. STRIP Clinic is quick, simple and free to access. STRIP clinic also offers limited booked appointments for prescriptions for starting PrEP. Friendly and professional nurses and Doctors from the Canberra Sexual Health Centre and Capital Health Network are in attendance and your results are available over the phone or via text message. Bookings are required and Consultations will take 20 to 30 mi...

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Gay & Bi Mens Health

Gay and bisexual men are part of our diverse community, with both shared and unique experiences that affect their physical and mental health needs. Mental Health Gay and bisexual men, on the whole, maintain good mental health, but there are times when life circumstances become more difficult to manage on your own. Our Westlund Counselling Service offers gay and bisexual men access to low cost or free counselling provided by practitioners who are from the same community. Support is provided for relationshi...

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Public Cervix Announcement

If you have a cervix, are between the ages of 25 – 74 and have ever been sexually active, then you need to participate in regular cervical screening. Drawing on a campaign developed by Cancer Council Victoria and Thorne Harbour Health, Women’s Centre for Health Matters and Meridian are raising awareness of the importance of regular cervical screening for everybody with a cervix. We are hoping to reignite conversations in our communities about the importance of looking after our bodies. We know that regular...

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PrEP

PrEP PrEP is a preventive medication to protect you from contracting HIV. Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is a daily dose of HIV medications by HIV-negative people to prevent HIV acquisition. People at risk of HIV are eligible for PrEP, including sexually active gay and bisexual men and transgender people, and anyone who has sexual partners of unknown HIV status, or from countries with a high incidence of HIV. Research shows that PrEP is more than 99% effective at preventing HIV transmission when taken as d...

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STRIP Clinic

STRIP Clinic makes it easier and more comfortable for our community members to look after their sexual health.  STRIP Clinic offers STI testing and prescriptions for PrEP.  STRIP Clinic is quick, simple and free. STRIP Clinic is a non-judgmental service that welcomes gay & bisexual men, trans and gender diverse people, sex workers, queer and non-binary people, lesbian and bisexual women. Friendly and professional nurses and doctors from the Canberra Sexual Health Centre and Capital Health Network are he...

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LGBTIQ+ Health

At Meridian, we’re about celebrating diversity and strengthening community. We empower our LGBTIQ+ community members to live their best lives and live them proudly. We recognise that every individual is unique and that our differences are what make us who we are. A hub of community connection and service provision, Meridian is a safe space where people with different needs and identities can come together and get support. It’s a place where people can express their whole selves, knowing they will be seen, h...

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Living with HIV

Getting a diagnosis of HIV will be life-changing. It can be a time of fear and uncertainty. The important thing to remember is that HIV and AIDS are no longer a death sentence in Australia. We are fortunate to have access to effective treatments that can help to suppress the virus and minimise damage to the immune system. The health effects of HIV can take years to appear without treatment. This is why if not tested many people do not find out they have HIV for many years. Late diagnosis and a delay in trea...

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