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  • Restoring dignity to people living with HIV
  • through implimentation of the HIV strategy

Welcome to Karumah 

Karumah provides support to People Living With HIV in the Hunter-New England region through outreach, case management, community & social support, advocacy, peer leadership, and education & training. These services are also available to the partners, carers, family, and supporters of People Living With HIV.

Our programs are built around a model of chronic care self-management which recognises people’s knowledge and experience of their condition and supports them to become effective managers of their own physical, mental, and social health. We use a non-judgmental, evidence-based approach that allows us to adapt and respond to the evolving needs of People Living with HIV. 

HIV affects people from all walks of life and access to Karumah services is not limited to any particular demographic, lived experience, or background. Our community is very diverse and we strive for inclusivity and accessibility across our programs and activities. 

What We Do

The Karumah team work together across a range of areas to provide:

  • Case Management including assessments, goal setting, allied health referrals, assistance navigating systems like Centrelink or the NDIS and mental health support
  • Social and Community Support in the form of peer leadership and support, mentoring, local HIV support networks and regular social events to help build connection and reduce isolation
  • Education and training opportunities that include workshops on life skills, sexual health, and physical and mental wellbeing. Karumah can also provide professional development for health and community service staff
  • Advocacy on both an individual level for People Living With HIV and their supporters and for our community as a whole

Karumah provides a free and confidential case management service supporting People Living with HIV in the Hunter New England region.