Living Well with HIV

Clinical Services, formerly known as Positive Services, was established in 1985, with the incorporation of the Western Australian AIDS Council. The program was established at a time when there was considerable community discrimination towards people who had been diagnosed HIV positive. Since then, WAAC Clinical Services has played an integral role in the community response to the HIV epidemic. 30 years on, Clinical Services continues to meet the support needs of many people living with HIV (PLHIV). During this time the program has witnessed many changes in community attitudes and in HIV epidemiology. These changes have also prompted regular reviews of the model upon which we provide services, and the projects and programs which can best meet the needs of PLHIV into the future.

We welcome all feedback from people living with HIV in WA. If you would like to make any enquiries or comments, please email Lisa Tomney, Manager Clinical Services at


"During my engagement with WAAC, I have had nothing but great experiences and assistance from clinical services. I have had assistance from the Counsellors, which has helped me immensely. They also helped me gain stability in my life, such as medical situations and also housing assistance. Honestly, being engaged with WAAC has been a life changer for me".

What's on for People Living with HIV

  Find out what events and activities are taking place for the HIV positive community in Western Australia here.  

SHAPE and Case Management

Case Managers and SHAPE Officers provide practical, physical and emotional care and support for people living with HIV, their families,…


The WA AIDS Council provides Counselling services, conducted in a supportive and confidential environment.

Key Information

Useful information for people living with HIV on topics including treatment, travel, relationships and more.    


A selection of discussions and talking points surrounding HIV.  

Key Resources

This section contains information booklets, posters, pamphlets and other resources available for download. WARNING: Some resources found here may contain explicit…

NAPWHA Representatives

The National Association of People Living with HIV (NAPWHA) is the national peak body for people living with HIV (PLHIV). …

Positive Peer Educator

The WA AIDS Council Positive Peer Educator is Mark Reid.

Complementary Therapies

The Clinical Services Living Well program provides complementary therapies for people living with HIV.

Our Mission

To minimise the impact and further transmission of HIV, other blood borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections. To reduce social, legal and policy barriers which prevent access to health information and effective support and prevention services.