‘Easy As’-HIV testing week

Tour kicks off in Surry Hills

The combined mobile HIV testing promotion and music tour will be visiting Eat Street Market https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eat-Street-Market/818374584894113

Wollongong Thursday 4th June from 5.30pm onwards.

Featuring performances by:

  • Emily Williams
  • Kate DeAraugo
  • Paulini

Sat 30 May : Surry Hills 12pm-8pm

Sun 31 May : Bondi 10am-4pm

Mon 1 June: Newtown 3pm-10pm

Tues 2 June: Parramatta 10am-6pm

Wed 3 June: Campbelltown 10am-6pm

Thurs 4 June: Wollongong 5.30pm-9pm

Fri 5 June: Newcastle 4pm-10pm

The tour aims to raise awareness of the importance of HIV testing and encourages people to get tested by using music as a platform to have conversations about sexual health and HIV. Regular testing leads to early HIV diagnosis, enabling early treatment which results in better health and prevents further transmission.

Check www.endinghiv.org.au for performance details

Picture1Registrations are now open for the one day workshop Sticky Stuff to be held Thursday 18th June at the Coolangatta Estate, Shoalhaven Heads.


The HARP Unit are pleased to offer this training in partnership with Healthy Cities Illawarra, YFoundations  http://yfoundations.org.au/  and Associate Professor Kate Senior from University of Wollongong and promises to be a productive day.

This free one-day training is designed to encourage workers from accommodation, youth and health services to engage with the young people they encounter on sexual health prevention, testing and treatment. Sticky Stuff provides practical ideas for working with young people, including games and group-work activities. We explore barriers to this engagement and develop shared values that help us work with young people without shame or judgment. The training develops an understanding of local networks and pathways to testing and treatment.

This FREE, popular training books up quickly, so please click on the link in the attached flyer to register.


What other people are saying about Sticky Stuff:

Great presenter, loads of fun.

Fantastic day, wish all my colleagues could have attended.

Fast paced, on task and relevant.

It was done in a safe and friendly environment and delivered in a way that was easy to understand.

I received up to date info and loved the games!

I liked the games and information provided – really inclusive language and discussion.

Connie Condom Dress | Expression of Interest

Connie Condom Dress is an annual youth arts project now in its 7th year of operation in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven.

A group of young people work together to make a dress out of condoms aligned with National Youth Week Activities.


Would your organisation like to submit an Expression of Interest to create Connie Condom Dress this year?



If you are keen to create a Connie Condom Dress at your service, school or organisation please submit the attached

EOI form and return to the HARP Unit by Friday 27th March.



Click here to see Connie Condom Dress being made in 2014: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XF4ycBvD444


Connie has made it to various media outlets around the world, here is a sample of her reach locally and in the UK and Italy.






CaddyShack | Project Clips

Check out the brand new CaddyShack Project clips from our recent Summer Tour!

This year we not only asked young people about their experience of being involved in the CaddyShack Project’s Chlamydia screening activity, but also what sexual health means to them, their experience of sex ed, as well as some fun stuff J

Look out for more clips coming out over the next few weeks. They’ll also be posted on our facebook page (search thecaddyshackproject) and on our Youtube channel.

Here’s the first clip – “What does sexual health mean to you?”

Thanks to the HARP Unit ISLHD, Healthy Cities Illawarra & the Illawarra and Shoalhaven Sexual Health Service for coordinating the Project activity, Alex & Daniel at Xander productions for assisting with the film clips, Kiama Youth Centre, Ulladulla Youth Centre, Shellharbour Council Youth Services, and all the young people involved for making the Project so successful!

For more info on the CaddyShack Project and its activities, contact Marty on E: Marty.Janssen@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au