A delegation of the Korean Federation for HIV/AIDS Prevention (KHAP) visited the Multicultural HIV and Hepatitis Service (MHAHS) on 18th December to get an insight into how the service responds to the needs of people affected by HIV who are from diverse cultural backgrounds in NSW.

The delegation, led by Pyoung Park, Deputy Director for the Division of HIV/AIDS and TB Control from the Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention met with Barbara Luisi, manager of the service and several other members of the MHAHS team.

A range of MHAHS programs were showcased during the meeting, including the MHAHS community development work, client support, media campaigns and Dried Blood Spot HIV home testing.

Engaging community organisations, working in partnership and leadership couched within cultural respect were identified as critical elements to tackling HIV in diverse communities.