HIV CALD Service


Ms Maureen Plain Co ordinator 9076 3942 Email

Description of Service

The HIV CALD Service was established in 2004 in response to the needs of individuals living with HIV from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. 

The service provides support to individuals in maintaining their health and wellbeing and understanding HIV. 

This work is undertaken through Co-workers who are culturally matched with the client. 

The service supports individuals from a wide range of cultures including - 

  • Thai

  • Vietnamese

  • Cambodian

  • Middle Eastern

  • Eastern, Central and Horn of Africa. 

The co-workers, in a strictly confidential manner, assist individuals to -

  • attend medical appointments

  • maintain treatment plans

  • maintain regular contact to reduce isolation, stigma and discrimination

  • understand issues relating to HIV and other co-infections

  • manage other specific social issues that may significantly impact on their health or their engagement with health services ie resettlement / housing

  • access other HIV support services

  • provide support to families and carers.


Department Files

General Information

9076 3942 / 9076 2431


c/o Fairfield House
The Alfred
PO Box 315
Prahran 3181

Hours Of Service
Mon - Fri
9am - 5pm

Outpatient Information
Referrals can be made by individuals, health, allied health and community services.