Peer Education

At M Clinic we believe that sexual health is more than the prevention of HIV and STIs. The World Health Organisation define sexual health as

“… a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality. It requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence.”

Our nurses and peer educators are available to see clients who are seeking more information on any of the above aspects of sexual health. You do not have to be an existing client to book in one of these consults, and you are able to attend to receive education without testing – call (08) 9227 0734 for more information.

These consults are free and aim to assist you with your questions and concerns in a non-judgemental setting.

Common topics include:

  • Safe Sexual Practices and Reducing Risk for HIV/STIs
  • Newly Diagnosed with HIV
  • Transmission & Prevalence of HIV and STIs
  • Safe sex between guys of different HIV statuses (Serodiscordant sex/relationships)
  • Understanding Undetectable Viral Load (UDVL) and Treatment as Prevention (TasP)
  • PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis)
  • Alcohol & Substance Usage (including chemsex)
  • Injecting Drug Use & Safer Injecting Practices
  • Sexual Identity & Coming Out

Referrals

Furthermore, we can also discuss referral options for the following services:

  • Mental Health Services (counselling and psychologists)
  • Sexual Assault Services
  • Relationship Counselling
  • Support for People Newly Diagnosed with HIV
  • HIV Management (including social and mental health)
  • Chemsex Support
  • Alcohol & Substance Usage Support
  • Sexual & Gender Identity Support
  • Social Welfare (housing, legal, employment, etc)