Karumah provides services to People Living With HIV (PLHIV) and their supporters in the Hunter-New England region. We are a not-for-profit organisation and are based in Newcastle, NSW.
HIV affects people from all walks of life and access to Karumah services is not limited to any particular demographic, lived experience, or background.
Karumah is the only organisation that works specifically with and for PLHIV in the Hunter-New England region.
Our service users are actively involved in the design and delivery of all we do and community members are at the core of Karumah’s governance structure.
Our programs are built around the Chronic Care Management Model. Chronic care management empowers people to take an active role in decisions around their health, goals, and other lifestyle choices.
We use a non-judgmental, evidence-based approach that allows us to adapt and respond to the evolving needs of People Living with HIV.
Our range of services includes outreach, chronic case management, community and social support, peer leadership, advocacy, education and training.
Karumah offers professional training and education for organisations across the health, aged care, and community sectors to help PLHIV receive the most appropriate care.
Karumah proudly endorses the “Undetectable equals Untransmittable” (U=U) Consensus Statement developed by the Prevention Access Campaign. We celebrate the evidence that viral suppression equals prevention and its life-changing impact on our community
There is now evidence-based confirmation that the risk of HIV transmission from a person living with HIV (PLHIV), who is on Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) and has achieved an undetectable viral load in their blood for at least 6 months is negligible to non-existent.
We are committed to using the latest scientific evidence in our work to remove barriers to diagnosis and treatment for all people and to help fight the stigma and discrimination still faced by People Living with HIV
Karumah regularly runs social, educational, and wellbeing-focused events in our region. We also share events from other organization and groups which may be of interest to our community. If you have any questions about attending any Karumah event, do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org.