ASHM Report Back
Clinical posts from members and guests of the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) from various international medical and scientific conferences on HIV, AIDS, viral hepatitis, and sexual health.
Clinic avoids shocking end
Despite the cracks caused by the 2010 earthquake, the Christchurch HepC Community Clinic continued to operate. Then came 2011 and it all came tumbling down – literally.
BUT the Clinic continued to operate, moving first to Receptionist Mickey’s home, then a Portaroom and then to an industrial area.
The Clinic became a lifeline, providing vital and practical support to their clients.
The earth may have separated, but not the clinic and their clients.
Today, they have a new and stable home and play a major role in the provision of HepC care and are a shining example of what can be achieved against the odds.