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  Street address:
Level 11, KGV Building
Missenden Road
Postal address:
Post Office Box M30
Missenden Road NSW 2050

Phone: (02) 9515-6111
Fax: (02) 9515-9610

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HIV Services

Our Research

Positive Central Service is involved in 5 current projects:

  1. HIV Treatment Adherence for PLWH with Complex Needs Research Project
  2. Food Insecurity Research Project
  3. HARVIE - HIV Anti-Retroviral Immunology and Endocrine Study
  4. HIV Services, Sydney NSW: Clinical Case Study Development Project 2016
  5. Positive Central Engagement and Retention in Care Research Project

Pozhet Service (Heterosexual HIV Service) involved in 2 current projects:

  1. Heterosexually identified men who have sex with men Research Project (partner only)
  2. Pozhet Client Needs Assessment

Research Project (partner with CSRH)

Positive Central:

  1. Explore barriers to HIV treatment adherence for clients with complex needs (HIV plus drug dependency and mental health issues) who are clients of Positive Central.
  2. Provide evidence of prevalence of food insecurity amongst HIV +ve clients . A multisite research project -Telephone interviews to clients using the USDA Household measure for food security and demographic information (in collaboration with HIV Outreach Team, St Vincent's Hospital, Liverpool HIV Community Team, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Albion Centre).
  3. Explore bone density issues and hyperlipidemia amongst clients who attend the Immune Monitoring Clinic at RPAH. Open observational cross-sectional snapshot study of the clinic population attending one or more RPAH HIV clinics for the monitoring and management of HIV (all investigators from Immune Monitoring or Community HIV Services, SLHD).
  4. Will report on the psychosocial, economic and medical complexities for many PLHIV and how these factors impact upon their health outcomes and their engagement with health care providers.
  5. Highlight the issues impacting on PLHIVs engagement and retention in care within the SLHD Community HIV Team (Positive Central). Findings will be used to identify the issues that can lead to non-engagement with health services and how the issues might be addressed.

Pozhet Service:

  1. Exploratory study providing initial evidence of the complexities of responding to the needs and preferences of straight MSM, and in considering the design of health promotion and care to better engage men who identify as straight and have sex with men.(BRISE and partners).
  2. To identify key issues affecting heterosexual people living with HIV and their partners in NSW (Single service research with distribution statewide agreed through partners at South East Sydney HARP, SLHD HARP, SESLHD HARP, Northern NSW HARP, John Hunter Hospital (Hunter New England LHD).


  • Ms Rosalind Moxham (Community HIV Dietitian Positive Central) received award for 'Emerging Researcher of the year' in SLHD Community Health Awards 2015. Positive Central

Research Staff

Positive Central

  • Mr Carlos (Charles) Webster, Senior Community HIV Social Worker
  • Mrs Angela Langton, Senior Community HIV Dietician
  • Mrs Rosalind Moxham, Community HIV Dietician

Pozhet Service

  • Ms Pene Manolas, Manager Community HIV Services (Positive Central and Pozhet) 
  • Ms Susan McGuckin, Pozhet Health Education Officer

Higher Degree Students:


  • Pene Manolas, Service(s) Manager, Masters of International Public Health
  • Angela Langton, Senior Dietician, Masters of Exercise and Sports Science
  • Rosalind Moxham - Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Carlos (Charles) Webster - Master of Social Work
  • Alison Cowell- Masters of International Public Health

  1. Australasian Society HIV Medicine 2016 Conference:'Barriers to HIV medication adherence: for people with mental health diagnosis and/or problematic use of alcohol or drugs' (poster).
  2. Australasian Society HIV Medicine 2016 Conference :'Barriers to accessing HIV-related support services among (primarily) Heterosexual HIV service users: Results from the Pozhet periodic survey 2016' (poster)
  3. Speaker presenting at Australasian Society HIV Medicine 2016 Conference: Pene Manolas (Manager Community HIV Services) Symposium entitled 'When push comes to shove: The ethics of treatment culture, how the treatment-as-prevention paradigm is impacting on the management of people with HIV'.

Contact details for department

Head of Department: Ms Pene Manolas

Department/Unit: HIV Services
Redfern Health Centre, 103 Redfern St
Telephone: (02) 9395 0444
Facsimile: (02) 9690 1978
Web: www.pozhet.org.au
Email: pene.manolas@sswahs.nsw.gov.au