Genesis is a weekend workshop for gay men who have been diagnosed with HIV within the last two years. It’s a peer-based workshop which means it’s run by other gay men living with HIV who can relate to the experience of a new diagnosis.

Genesis is a collaboration between ACON and Positive Life NSW

Genesis aims to help you make sense of the range of issues confronting you after diagnosis. It can provide you with practical help and knowledge to manage your HIV diagnosis, gain confidence, build resilience and make informed decisions around the various issues that can confront you after a HIV diagnosis. It also provides you with an opportunity to meet other guys in a similar situation as yourself. This happens in a totally safe, confidential and supportive environment.

Genesis gives you the opportunity to:

  • Explore HIV and its impact on your life expectations
  • Understand how HIV and your immune system work
  • Get an overview of current and future treatments
  • Understand HIV and its impact on your health, sex life and relationships
  • Work out who to tell about your status and when to tell them
  • Plan for the future
  • Access services in the community

2020 Workshops

  • Currently on hold due to COVID-19

For additional information, click here to visit the ACON website.

Contact: ACON’s HIV Men's Health Promotion Team
Tel: (02) 9206 2025 or (02) 9206 2102
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Genesis is a collaboration between ACON and Positive Life NSW

Givenow - make a secure online donation to Positive Life NSWLocation: Suite 5.2, Level 5, 414 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Postal: PO Box 831, Darlinghurst NSW 1300

Telephone: 02 9206 2177 or 1800 245 677 (freecall)
TTY: 131 450    Fax: 02 9211 5672

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