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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 sits within the Directorate of Planning, Population Health and Equity. The HARP Unit delivers and coordinates population based HIV and sexual health promotion and hepatitis and harm minimisation services to the local community in South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD).

The HARP Unit plays a pivotal role in supporting care coordination and the integration of HIV and sexual health and viral hepatitis services and programs across the geographical areas of SESLHD, ISLHD and St Vincent’s Health Network (Darlinghurst). These services and programs, which provide the full spectrum of care encompassing health promotion, health protection, disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care, are delivered from multiple sites and settings such as in the community and on hospital campuses.

The Unit’s Informatics and Service Development Team provide health intelligence to identify and address emerging health needs, to report on services’ activity, performance and activity based funding requirements. The Unit also fosters partnerships with non-government, community based and other government organisations, GPs, Medicare Locals 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 research & clinical excellence.

These services include:

• The Albion Centre

• HIV Outreach Team

• Kirketon Road Centre

• Nowra Sexual Health Clinic

• Port Kembla Sexual Health Clinic

• Prince of Wales HIV Ambulatory Care Service

• St George HIV Ambulatory Care Service

• Sydney Sexual Health Centre

Short Street Centre


The statewide services that the HARP Unit auspice include:


• Albion St Centre Library

• Albion St Centre phone lines

• Blood Borne Virus Panel

• Community Sharps Management Program

• NSW STIs Programs Unit (NSW STIPU)

• Public Health Risk Panel

• Sydney Sexual Health Centre – Sexual Health Information Line


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

Harm Minimisation & Hepatitis C Programs

HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health Promotion

• Infrastructure & program management Support

• Resources & Research