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HIV & Related Programs Unit (HARP)

The HIV and Related Programs (HARP) Unit supports Sydney Local Health District to implement the NSW HIV, Sexually Transmissible Infections, Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B Strategies in response to local needs.  The HARP Unit provides strategic oversight, planning, performance monitoring and business support to SLHD clinical and health promotion services.

The NSW HIV Strategy 2012-2015 works towards the virtual elimination of HIV transmission in NSW by 2020.

The NSW Hepatitis C Strategy 2014-2020 and the NSW Hepatitis B Strategy 2014-2020 aim to prevent new infections and improve the health of people living with hepatitis C and B.

The HARP Unit provides:

  • Strategic direction and support to local services in line with NSW Ministry of Health and Sydney Local Health District priorities
  • Clinical network support and governance arrangements
  • Monitoring and performance improvement
  • Coordination of Sydney Local Health District activity reporting to the District Board and the Ministry of Health
  • Funding support for workforce development for the HIV, sexually transmissible infections, needle and syringe program and viral hepatitis workforce in Sydney Local Health District. 

Priority populations for HIV & Related Programs include:

  • Men who have sex with men
  • People who inject drugs
  • People living with HIV
  • Sex workers
  • Aboriginal people
  • Young people
  • People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Our programs
Services are delivered to priority populations by:

  • Health promotion and prevention of blood borne infections and sexually transmissible infections 
  • Needle and syringe program (NSP)
  • Specialist HIV and sexual health clinical services
  • Gastroenterology and Liver services
  • State-wide services.

State-wide services
There are three state-wide AIDS Program services within Sydney Local Health District:

  • Yaralla House HIV Dementia Service
  • Multicultural HIV/AIDS & Hepatitis  Service www.mhahs.org.au
  • Heterosexual HIV Service www.pozhet.org.au

Non-Government organisations
The HARP Unit provides policy advice for AIDS Program NGOs within Sydney Local Health District:

  • The Gender Centre
  • Leichhardt Women's Community Health Centre
  • Stanford House
  • YFoundations
  • We Help Ourselves
  • Community Restorative Centre - Jailbreak Program
  • Family Planning NSW
  • Haemophilia Foundation of NSW

Contact us

HIV & Related Programs Unit
Renee Moreton
Phone: 9515 1286