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Engagement Tours at AIDS 2014

Posted 27 juin 2014, 10:21 , by Conference Secretariat

The 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) is excited to offer delegates the opportunity to see first-hand the work of some innovative Melbourne-based organizations through the Engagement Tours. Following the success and positive evaluations at previous AIDS conferences, this year we have 12 very interesting organizations where conference delegates can receive a guided tour – free of charge and limited to one tour per delegate.

To register please contact each organization individually at the email address listed.

Participating organisations:


Alfred Hospital (Tour E)
This tour will include a presentation and walk around tour at the Victorian HIV Service the state’s major HIV treating centre based at The Alfred hospital. Tour delegates will gain a broad understanding of the Australian Hospital Healthcare system and how particularly people living with HIV access and interact with it.

The tour will take place on the 22 July at 10:45
Please register via b.price@alfred.org.au

Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (Tour P)
Melbourne Sexual Health Centre has been in operation since 1917. Over time, MSHC has established a reputation of excellence and innovation in the testing and treatment of sexually transmissible infections, including HIV. 

The tour will take place on the 25 July at 10:45
Please register via samisano@mshc.org.au

Burnet Institute (Tour M)
Burnet Institute is an Australian not-for-profit medical research and public health organisation. The Institute’s work includes novel discoveries, such as the development of new vaccines and diagnostic tests, and the better use of existing best-practice health interventions.                                                            
 
The tour will take place on the 24 July at 10:45
Please register via reception@burnet.edu.au

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) (Tour B)
The Victorian Aboriginal Health Service provides a variety of programs – Healthy Lifestyles, Social and Emotional Wellbeing, Medical, Community Care, Maternal and Child services are just a few of the many programs at the Service. Care of people with HIV/AIDs is now integrated in all programs without discrimination and with flexibility.

The tour will take place on the 21 July at 10:45
Please register via sgregson@vahs.org.au

Coventry House (Living Positive Victoria, Positive Women, Straight Arrows) (Tour D and F)
It is a unique model of collaborative partnership operating under the same roof. It is an opportunity to walk through shared spaces and speak to key personnel on activities and programs of the three organisations with a presentation on the vision, mission and activities of each organisation with a focus on the unique aspects of the epidemic in Australia.

The tour will take place on the 22 July at 10:45 and 12:15
Please register via dwestlake@livingpositivevictoria.org.au

Catholic HIV/AIDS Ministry (Tour A)
Catholic HIV/AIDS Ministry offers pastoral care to people living with HIV/AIDS, their partners, family & carers. The purpose of the centre is to offer welcome and hospitality to people living with HIV and to provide a space where they can feel comfortable, safe and free from prejudice, stigma and discrimination. 

The tour will take place on the 21 July at 10:45
Please register via am23@ccam.org.au

Family Planning Victoria (Tour L and N)
A comprehensive Australian model will be an opportunity for delegates to visit an effective, city-based adolescent sexual health service and explore a good practice model of engagement with at-risk populations. FPV is the only dedicated youth BBV and STI service in Victoria.

The tour will take place on the 24 July at 10:45 and 12:15
Please register via shalloran@fpv.org.au

Victorian Aids Council/Gay Men’s Health Centre (Tour K and O)
VAC leads the fight against HIV/AIDS in Victoria by providing care & support for people living with HIV, health promotion and advocacy. We advocate with partner agencies to improve health outcomes for sexually and gender diverse communities.

The tour will take place on the 23 July at 12:15 and on the 24 July at 12:15
Please register via john_hall@vivaids.asn.au

North Yarra Community Health – Innerspace (Tour C)
Innerspace is a Specialist Primary Health Centre for people who inject drugs. Innerspace operates as a one stop shop service model and has a holistic approach to health care. Innerspace can trace its roots back to when Needle & Syringe Programs were first trialled in Victoria in response to the threat of HIV/AIDS in 1987.

The tour will take place on the 21 July at 12:15
Please register via danny.jeffcote@nych.org.au

Youth Projects (Tour G and J)
Youth Projects is an independent, not-for-profit agency that provides free health care, outreach, employment and education and training to some of Melbourne’s most disadvantaged, homeless and marginalised individuals.  More importantly, Youth Projects provides one of Melbourne’s longest serving Needle Syringe Exchange Programs, The Foot Patrol.

The tour will take place on the 22 July at 12:15 and on the 23 July at 12:15
Please register via katieh@youthprojects.org.au

Health Works – Western Region Health Centre (Tour H)
Health Works is a specialist primary health care service for people who inject drugs located in the western suburbs of Melbourne. We provide a primary Needle and Syringe Program (NSP), community and stakeholder education, and a free health service which is comprised of Community Health Workers, Community Health Nurses and a General Practitioner.

The tour will take place on the 23 July at 10:45
Please register via kaspianf@wrhc.com.au

Resourcing Health & Education in the Sex Industry (RhED) (Tour I)
RhED – Resourcing Health & Education in the Sex Industry, a program of Inner South Community Health, provides education, advocacy, support and referral to sex workers, across all areas of the Victorian sex industry (brothels, escorts, private workers and street sex workers.) 

The tour will take place on the 23 July at 10:45
Please register via srogan@ischs.org.au

For general enquiries please visit our website www.aids2014.org or feel free to contact us on engagementtours@aids2014.org