Adahps (formally the AIDS Dementia and HIV Psychiatry Service) provides a range of services to assist people who have HIV related cognitive impairment and complex health needs. It's confidential service for NSW residents and it's free.

Our services

Neuropsychological assessment

A neuropsychological assessment can often detect cognitive impairment and the cause of symptoms. Visit neuropsychological assessment for more information.

Case management

Some people may need extra support and guidance to overcome health and other issues. Our case managers provide a range of support based on the individual's needs. Visit case management for more information.

Brokered care

We can fund care workers for people who need support with a range of tasks to live as independently and be as healthy as possible. Visit brokered care for more information.

NSW HIV Supported Accommodation Program

Affordable short to medium term housing is available for people with HIV who are unable to live independently. This includes Yaralla House, a small high dependency residential care facility for people across NSW with HIV-associated dementia (HAD), progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) and related conditions. Visit supported accommodation for more information.

Persons in Custody HIV Referral Project (PICS)

This joint initiative between Adahps and Justice Health connects inmates who are HIV positive to an appropriate service in the area where they will be living when released. Referrrals are usually co-ordinated by Justice Health.

HIV Alcohol and Other Drugs Integrated Care Program

Through this program people who are homeless and have HIV, alcohol and other drug issues, and another complex issue are provided with accommodation and support. Adahps manages client referrals and case management is provided by the Haymarket Foundation Stabilisation Unit, local health district HIV community teams and the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation. Visit Haymarket Foundation for more information.

Specialist medical assessment

Our team can arrange for our clients to have specialist medical assessment from, but not limited to: the HIV Neurologist and Neuropsychologist at St Vincent’s Hospital and the HIV Liaison Psychiatry and Immunology Departments at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Secondary needle and syringe program

We carry a small number of clean needles and syringes and can safely discard used ones.

Peer support and education

Our team has expertise in a range of areas including: HIV, psychiatric nursing, alcohol and other drugs, clinical psychology and neuropsychology, social work and counselling, accommodation and working with individuals with complex and challenging medical and social needs.
We are happy to share our skill and experience by providing education and training along with assistance developing and implementing a treatment, care or support plan.
Page Updated: Wednesday 13 February 2019
Contact page owner: Centre for Population Health