Programs

CHARM conducts the HIV Program, which includes HIV-positive people and multi-language programs for those who need language support.
There is no fee for the services, other than telephone payment or transportatin fee that accompanies with the service.

a) Multi-language program


1. Telephone consultation for HIV/sexually transmitted disease
【English/Spanish/Chinese/Filipino (Tagalog)/Portuguese】

We provide telephone consultation to HIV-positive people and 5 languages.
We can provide you information about places where you can be tested for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases in Osaka and hospitals/clinics where you can get medical attention.
Consultation is confidencial and free of charge.

Tuesdays       4:00 p.m. ~ 8:00 p.m.  English/Spanish/Portuguese
Wednesdays 4:00 p.m. ~ 8:00 p.m.  Chinese
Thursdays     4:00 p.m. ~ 8:00 p.m.  English/Filipino(Tagalog)

06-6354-5901


2. Face-to-face consultation for HIV-positive persons and their partner
【Japanese/English/Spanish/Thai/Filipino(Tagalog)/Portuguese, and others】

You can talk to a social worker, counselor, nurse, etc. in a secure environment.
You can use the service when you want to solve problems or even when you simply want to talk with someone.

If you would like to have a consultation, please contact CHARM.
Inquiry Form


3. Accompanying service to government offices and hospitals
【Japanese/English/Spanish/Thai/Filipino(Tagalog)/Portuguese, and others】

If you have to go through various procedures at a city office, go to a hospital for the first time, or go to a place you are not familiar with, our staff member will accompany you.

If you would like to have a consultation, please contact CHARM.
Inquiry Form


4. HIV Medical Interpreting Service
【Japanese/English/Spanish/Thai/Filipino(Tagalog)/Portuguese, and others】

When you go to see a doctor and receive explanations at the hospital you regularly visit for HIV treatment, you can use our interpreter service in a language you can understand.
Hospitals are limited to those in Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Shiga, Nara, and Wakayama prefectures. If your hospital is outside of these prefectures, please consult us.

To apply for this service, please contact CHARM or tell your doctor or nurse at the hospital.
Inquiry Form

申込み用紙(医療機関向け)


b) HIV program


5. HIV counselor dispatching service
【Japanese/English/Thai/Filipino(Tagalog), and others】

We dispatch trained counselors for AIDS for HIV-positive people who want to have counseling at municipal hospitals in Osaka.
If you would like to receive this service, please request your doctor or nurse at the hospital.
Inquiry Form


6. Overseas HIV information
【Japanese/English/Thai/Filipino(Tagalog), and others】

These are the people who can use this service:
1) HIV-positive persons who live outside of Japan and will come to Japan for business, who want to know about hospitals that they can go to for HIV treatment, medical fees and support groups, etc.
2) HIV-positive persons who are returning to their country/region, and want to know about HIV treatment and the types of medicines they can obtain after going home.
3) HIV-positive persons who live in Japan and plan to live in a country/region outside of Japan in the future.
4) Healthcare personnel who need to have overseas medical information.

<For inquiries, please contact CHARM>

For those who want to know about overseas medical information involving HIV, please write down following information on the form of inquiry.
・Country/Region and area (state, province, city, etc.) you are going.
・What will your visa status (working, student, spousal, etc.) be?
・How long are planning to stay there?

Inquiry Form


7. Hiyokko Club
【Japanese】

Group meeting for people who found out they’re HIV-positive less than 1 year ago.
This program is for the people who are in the same situation.

To participate, please contact CHARM.
Inquiry Form


8. Women’s Network
【Japanese/English, and others】

Female HIV-positive people can meet their women peers.
Individual consultation by members, small group meetings, and national women’s exchange meetings are held.
You can join the gathering no matter what language you speak.

To participate, please contact CHARM.
Inquiry Form


9. SPICA
【Japanese/English, and others】

SPICA is a group for people who are HIV-positive and are trying to recover from drug addiction. The group meets twice a month.
Participants talk, learn, and do recreations together.
・We welcome people who speak any language, or are of any religion and sexuality.
・You can join even for single session.
・We strictly observe your privacy.

Second Sunday of every month: 16:00-18:00
Fourth Saturday of every month: 16:00-18:00

To participate, please contact CHARM.
Inquiry Form


c) Community Health Consultation for Foreigners

【English/Thai/Filipino(Tagalog), and others】

Healthcare professionals and volunteers from CHARM will do health checks and provide consultation.
Medical doctors, nurses, social workers give advice regarding your health. You can keep on top of your health condition with vital signs.
If you are living in Osaka, Hyogo, Kyoto, Shiga, Nara, and Wakayama prefectures, you can jointly hold health consultation gathering with CHARM.

Please ask us for details.
Inquiry Form