Links and Info
A collection of our favourite and most useful links, resources and videos. Time to kill? Have a look around.
Please note that PMC has no control over the content of linked media and does not necessarily endorse or agree with them
If any of the following causes distress, please contact us and let us know or call lifeline on 131114
Find out about the research and the evidence behind U=U. What does it mean exactly?
Advocacy, representation, policy and health promotion for people with HIV. Find out about stigma and discrimination, the law and HIV, cure research, as well as links to blogs, peer support and all sorts of other resources
Learn about the research going into finding a cure for HIV. How are we progressing?
Everything you want to know about living with HIV as a woman. Telling people, fertility, sex, your body, and getting support
Ever wondered about getting health insurance? Life insurance? How do I make the most of my doctor's appointments? A bunch of downloadable PDFs that answer all these questions and more. Have a browse.
Grab a cuppa and a blanket, a bunch of interesting reads, including articles about sex, HIV, and OCVID19.
A community controlled organisation for all things sex, HIV, and gender. Their website is a wealth of information, with a strong focus no support and an active community engagement
AFAO is the national federation for the HIV community response, providing leadership, coordination and support to Australia’s policy and advocacy response to HIV
What people living with HIV need to know about HIV and COVID19
Want to know about improving sleep?
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Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and sex
If you need to brush up on your basics, have a look here to learn about Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, Herpes, and other delights
Information on every STI you can shake a stick at, with information on treatment and what to look out for. Downloadable information in different languages.
Need to let your sexual partners know to get checked but not overly keen on having that conversation? Have a look here to send an anonymous SMS to your partners.
Everything you've ever wanted to know about sex but were too afraid to ask. From toys, guides, and a comprehensive sexpedia, to understanding emotions, overcoming trauma and exploring spiritualism and religion in the context of sex
PrEP and PEP
A great place to start for all things PrEP. Evidence based, it will guide you through the nuts and bolts of starting, stopping, and what you need to know to do so.
Information from the CDC on using PrEP around sex rather than daily. Also known as on demand, event driven, or sex driven
Find out about what it is and what it does. If you're worried about a potential exposure in the last 3 days, contact your nearest emergency department or our reception and let them know you would like to discuss a course of PEP
Work out what your sexual health risk is with more exact feedback on your preferences
Drugs and Alcohol
Alcohol and drug information service: 24 hour telephone counselling, referral and info service - 1800 888 236
Alcoholics anonymous: 1300 222 222
Family drug support: 24 hour counselling for partners, family, carers - 1300 368 186
A self-referral service that does what it says on the box: take the first step to getting help with alcohol or other drug problems. Professional, confidential, and experienced. Have a look at their site and give them a call to find out more
Similar to First Step, Bayside AOD offers confidential and experienced support for those looking at reducing use or helping others reduce use
An incredible resource: Find out everything about exactly what different drugs do and how they affect you. An interactive website that becomes really quite more-ish
A good place to start for all things drug related. The law and drugs, having "the conversation", risk reduction and resources. Have a browse.
A great place to start. Loaded with information and resources, including where to go for help, supporting others, information on anxiety, depression, trauma, and PTSD.
All about depression. Who it affects, the different types, and where to find help. Includes an online chat
Science. Compassion. Action. A great resource on suicide prevention and information for schools, work places, and health professionals
Crisis support and suicide prevention. 24/7
Direct access to the Alfred psychiatry team - for crisis support, particularly if you're already known to the Alfred psychiatry team
Perinatal anxiety and depression support for women, men, and those affected. Compulsory browsing for... well, all of us
Dedicated to the prevention and management of gendered violence. Part of a global movement
National domestic assault and sexual violence counselling service - their website has a wealth of resources and information as well as providing direct access to counselling and help if you need it
Wisdom for resilience. A library of short, excellent explanations for all things mental health. Caution: highly insightful and highly enlightening
moodgym is like an interactive self-help book which helps you to learn and practise skills which can help to prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety
Calculate your risk of something major like a heart attack or stroke over the next 5 years. You'll need your cholesterol levels, latest bloods pressure reading, and your diabetes status
Evidence based information on everything heart health related. Learn about one of the biggest killers in Australia and how you can prevent it
Demystify the thing we've all heard of, but don't fully understand. Why the fuss?
If you've been told your cholesterol is high, have a look here for a quick summary of how you can change your diet to reduce your cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke
Immunisations and Travel
The best place to start before travelling overseas from Australia. What immunisations will I need? Is it safe there?
Answers all your questions about immunisations. Childhood and adult. Evidence based and impartial, unlike that blog your read on social media
If you really want to know the nitty gritty, have a look here to find out about Australia's immunisation schedule and the dirt on every vaccine available . A resource aimed at health professionals, but applicable to all
This infectious critter deserves a page on its own. If you're travelling, it is a must that you have a read through here
Information about COVID19 vaccines in different languages
A link to our own COVID19 page - scroll to the bottom for further links and find out more