SAMESH provides support, education and training about sexual health and HIV for men who have sex with men and people living with HIV, as well as services for our broader LGBTI communities in South Australia. We are part of a network of organisations across Australia that work to provide information and education to those within our communities. Find out more about each organisation below.


The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) is the national federation for the HIV community response. It provides leadership, coordination and support to Australia’s policy, advocacy and health promotion response to HIV/AIDS.

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Thorne Harbour Health

Thorne Harbour Health, formerly known as the Victorian AIDS Council, is community-controlled organisation serving LGBTI communities and people living with HIV. THH provides services, education, and advocacy on a range of health and wellbeing issues.

SAMESH is a joint program of SHINE SA and Thorne Harbour Health.

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SHINE SA is South Australia’s leading sexual health and wellbeing not-for-profit organisation. SHINE SA provides sexual health and relationship services including clinics, counselling, education and information.

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Positive Life South Australia

Positive Life South Australia (PLSA) is a peer-led organisation for people living with HIV in South Australia. PLSA provides peer-support, education and advocacy for those living with or affected by HIV.

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Australia’s peak non-government organisation representing community-based groups of PLHIV across Australia. They provide advocacy, policy, health promotion, effective representation, and outreach on a national level.

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SASHA is a current awareness service with news and views on various aspects of sexual health and sexuality, from a wide range of sources. These range from credible sources of sexual health and related information, to relevant opinion pieces in the media.

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Adelaide LGBTIQ Events - A Community Calendar

The Adelaide LGBT Events website is an online directory for events and activities of interest to the LGBTIQA+ communities in Adelaide and country South Australia

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The Cottage

The Cottage, is an alcohol and other drug service in  Woodville, Adelaide for LGBTIQ community members offered by Thorne Harbour Health.

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