Treataware Outreach Network (TON)

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TON is a collective of HIV community workers from all states and territories in Australia as well as New Zealand. TON members provide HIV treatment and health-related information and a range of other vital supports to PLHIV.

Members bring many years of professional and personal experience to their work.  This passionate group represent diverse, professional backgrounds and roles, depending on the remit of the organisations they represent as well as the changing needs of PLHIV.

Tales from the network: Marcus Bogie

Marcus is Senior Client Services Coordinator for the AIDS Action Council of the ACT. Marcus has worked in a range of PLHIV and client-focused roles for over a decade with skills and experience in...

Tales from the network: Kate Bennett

Kate remembers talking to James who had been excited by the opportunity of a fresh start when he moved to the Apple Isle to be with his new partner. Unfortunately, after a short time the relationship...

Tales from the network: Neil McKellar-Stewart

Neil lives in the laidback land of Lismore and works for ACON in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales. It is an area to which many people retreated in the early to mid-'90s to escape the maelstrom...

Tales from the network: Peter Watts

Peter Watts is the Health Promotion and Treatments Officer with QPP in Brisbane. It was while Peter Watts was introducing Joe to some of the services they offer at Queensland Positive People (QPP),...

Tales from the network: Vic Perri

Prevention is the key to much of what Vic Perri does in his work. As a qualified Quit educator, he facilitates regular sessions for people with HIV who want to stop smoking. According to a recent...

Tales from the network: Jenny McDonald

Jenny is a Melbourne-based dietitian who has specialised in helping people with HIV for more than 25 years. One of her clients, David, recently started a new treatment regimen which included a small...