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

Welcome to the Karumah website

Karumah provides a free and confidential case management service that provides support to People Living with HIV in the Hunter New England region. Our specialized staff can work with you to address a range of issues including self-management, treatment adherence, safe behaviours, mental health, nutrition and other issues that impact on your physical health and social wellbeing.

Karumahs case manager is responsive to your needs and can support you to reach your goals. Whatever your support needs or health and wellbeing goals are please contact our case manager for assistance.

The core focus of our work is to assist you to maximise your health and minimise the impact of HIV.

Karumah acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land on which we operate. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and together we acknowledge the dedication of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians to the care and support of PLHIV in the Hunter New England region.

Chronic care self-management is based on the assumption that people are their own experts and encourages them to actively engage in processes that protect and promote their own health.Catherine Conaghan – Case manager

 

Case Management Program

Karumah provides a comprehensive case management service for PLHIV in the HNE Region which travels out into the community. Our case manager conducts comprehensive assessments listens to stories identifies barriers and issues and works collaboratively with people to address them. The case manager will advocate, liaise, makes referrals and follows up to assist with better self-manage skills. Our approach is long term person centred and evidence based and our goal is to improve the health and well-being of PLHIV, improve treatment uptake, reduce hospital presentations and reduce the strain on other primary services.

If you would like support around issues of living with HIV contact our case manager Catherine for an appointment today.

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