The Queensland AIDS Council has launched Clinic 30.
This a free service providing mental and sexual health care, including rapid HIV testing.
The Teneriffe based clinic, staffed with male and female and open five days a week.
The staff and Clinic 30 include:
- General Practitioners (GP’s).
- Clinically trained clinicians.
- Counsellors offering targeted services for Brisbane’s LGBT community.
The Queensland AIDS Council (QuAC) runs once a week rapid HIV testing night since 2012.
QuAC Executive Director Michael Scott believes a more holistic approach needed.
“People do not live in a sexual health vacuum.” Mr Scott said at the launch.
“It is pointless providing sexual health education and testing without addressing a person as a whole.
This is why we made the decision for Clinic 30 to address the Mental Health of the LGBTI community.”
We know that LGBTI people often have their regular GP or counsellor – but some never come out to them. Sometimes it’s fear of discrimination or judgement, sometimes it’s just too hard to have to explain the nuances of being LGBTI people.
This is why we believe that Clinic 30 is such a vital service for our community because it breaks down those barriers between our community and clinicians.
When people walk into QuAC they know we have built trust in our community for the last 30 years.”
Clinic 30 is open Monday to Friday at 30 Helen Street, Teneriffe. For appointments and more information please visit www.clinic30.org.au
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