Children’s Health Queensland HIV Service

The Children’s Health Queensland HIV Service provides care and treatment for children and young people (up to 16 years) with HIV infection in Queensland.

Our multidisciplinary team also provides consultation for pregnant mothers who have HIV infection and follow up care for their newborns. We work closely with other care providers, including GPs, adult infection specialists, paediatricians and obstetricians.

Clinics

The following clinics are available at the Queensland Children’s Hospital

For children and young people

Outpatient HIV clinics
Tuesday, 9.30am to 12.30pm

Telehealth consults for patients who live outside Southeast Queensland are available between 9am and 12.30pm.

For pregnant women

HIV consultations for pregnant women and the management of their newborns.
Tuesdays between 9am and 11.30am.

Queensland Children’s Hospital
501 Stanley Street
South Brisbane
QLD 4101
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Who can access this service?

The service is available to children and young people with HIV infection (birth to 16 years), and pregnant women with HIV infection living in Queensland.

Referral information

For children and young people

A formal referral from a GP, obstetrician, paediatrician/neonatologist, or adult infection specialist is required for newborns of women with HIV infection, and children and young people with HIV infection. Referrals are accepted up to a young person’s 16th birthday.

Existing patients are usually transitioned to adult services by the age of 18 years old or at the end of Grade 12.

For pregnant women

A formal referral from a GP, obstetrician or adult infection specialist is required for pregnant women with HIV infection.

Our team

Paediatric infection specialists

Professor Clare Nourse
Dr Vikram Vaska
Dr Sophie Wen
Dr Julia Clark
Dr Adam Irwin

Clinical nurse HIV

Melanie Hilder

Contact us

To confirm or change appointments:
t: 1300 762 831

Other non-urgent enquiries
Clinical Nurse is available on Tuesday and Thursday (8am to 4pm)
t: 07 3068 1399
e: CHQ_IDCN@health.qld.gov.au

Urgent enquiries
Call the hospital switchboard on 3068 1111 and ask to speak to the Infection Specialist Fellow / Registrar

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