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South Eastern Sydney Local Health District
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HIV/AIDS and Related Programs (HARP) Unit

The HIV/AIDS and Related Programs (HARP) Unit is located within the Directorate of Planning, Population Health and Equity. The HARP Unit has a central role in supporting the coordination and integration of HIV, sexual health and viral hepatitis local and statewide services and programs across South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD), Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD) and St Vincent’s Health Network (Darlinghurst).

The services and programs provide the full spectrum of care encompassing population-based health promotion, health protection, viral hepatitis harm reduction, disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment and is responsible for the management, coordination and implementation of information systems and analyses of data across the HIV, STI and viral hepatitis sectors. These are delivered from multiple sites and settings such as in the community and on hospital campuses.

The Unit fosters partnerships with non-government, community-based, and government organisations, GPs, and other key agencies to improve health outcomes among priority populations and administers a number of statewide services.

The HARP services are leaders in the field of clinical excellence and research, and include:

Statewide services that the HARP Unit auspice include:

The HARP Unit is a service provider in the key areas of:

  • Harm reduction and viral hepatitis programs
  • HIV/AIDS and sexual health promotion
  • Infrastructure and program management support
  • Resources and reports