The HIV Service team comprises experienced infectious diseases physicians, a social worker, an HIV HARP liaison nurse and clinic nurses.

Key points

  • RMH has been a centre of care for people living with HIV since the 1980s
  • Multidisciplinary outpatient and inpatient care to people living with HIV
  • Actively involved in HIV clinical research activities and is a participating site of the Victorian NPEP Service
Patients need a referral from their GP or healthcare provider. Access referral information

What we do

The service provides multidisciplinary outpatient and inpatient care to people living with HIV (including those with HIV and hepatitis B or C coinfection) from a wide variety of backgrounds, principally from the northern and western suburbs of Melbourne and from rural and regional Victoria. We specialise in the management of people with complex care requirements.

We work closely with relevant hospital-based services and with community general practitioners and has long-standing links with HIV community care and support agencies.

We are actively involved in HIV clinical research activities and are a participating site of the Victorian NPEP service.

Find out more about programs and services for sexual health and viral hepatitis at the Department of Health.

For patients
For health professionals

Need to change or cancel your appointment?

Do one of the following:

  • Access Health Hub to change the appointment yourself
  • Complete our online form and we'll change it for you
  • Call Specialist Clinics (Outpatients) on (03) 9342 7393 and we'll help you over the phone

What to bring

Every time you come

Every time you come in for a test, day procedure, surgery or treatment, you should bring:

  • Medicare card
  • Health Care card (if you have one)
  • Concession card (if you have one)
  • Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
  • Medications you are currently taking, including any that you have bought without a prescription
  • X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results you have which are related to your procedure
  • Private health insurance card (if you want to use it)
  • Aids (glasses, hearing aid, walking frame)

For a clinic appointment

If you come for a clinic appointment, you should also bring:

  • Your appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • Your appointment book (if relevant)
  • TAC or WorkCover claim number
Head of service
Prof James McCarthy
Director, Victorian Infectious Diseases Service
Contact us
Victorian Infectious Diseases Service
General enquiries
Telehealth enquiries
(03) 9342 7212
VIDS Administration
(03) 9342 8961
VIDS Administration alternative number
(03) 9342 4234
Specialist Clinics referrals
The RMH Parkville
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria
GP referrals
(03) 9342 4234
Referrals for Specialist Clinics
Last updated 07 December 2022