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Register of GPs with an interest in HIV

ASHM has a register of general practitioners and community based practitioners who have been trained and have an interest in HIV medicine.  The register is intended to be used as a point of referral to assist clients in finding a GP, and will be provided to community organisations and included in the ASHM Directory. This allows clients to access GPs for their general health care needs which may not require them to visit their HIV specialist.

The register of GPs with an interest in HIV has been developed in response to the changing positive population and an increasing need for general medical care as well as specialist HIV services. Medical practitioners on the register will be provided with regular updates and invitations to attend professional development activities.

Medical Practitioners interested in joining the register are required to attend the Introduction to HIV Care for General Practitioners or demonstrate relevant prior experience and/or training.

Existing HIV s100 community prescribers who do not wish to maintain prescribing rights but would still like to provide general medical services to positive people will be invited to join the register. Existing prescribers will not be required to complete the one-day training course. 

For further information on joining the register please contact the ASHM Education Division on the details below.
Introduction to HIV Care for General Practitioners
Introduction to HIV Care for GPs is targeted at general practitioners interested in co-managing HIV positive people with a HIV specialist and providing general medical care. The course aims to provide practitioners with an understanding of issues facing HIV positive people that may relate to clinical care provided in the primary care setting. The course runs over one full day and consists of 2 modules covering:
  • Epidemiology and natural history overview
  • Could this be HIV? - Diagnosis in primary care
  • Risk assessment
  • Pre and post test discussion
  • Testing
  • Interpreting test results
  • Basics of antiretroviral therapy
Following the course each participant is invited to become part of the register of GPs with an interest in HIV. Participants interested in further educational development or would like to become a HIV s100 community prescriber may also choose to go on to complete the ASHM HIV s100 Prescriber Course .

To find out when and where the next Introduction to HIV Care for General Practitioners course will be running please see the ASHM Training Calendar .


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Professional Education Division
tel: +61 2 8204 0700

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