Welcome to Noaks Ark Syd
Noaks Ark Syd is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that works with HIV/STI prevention and support for people living with HIV. Since 1987, Noaks Ark Syd has been an HIV-service organization and works with several projects targeted to prioritized groups. For more information about our organizational structure and our projects, please contact us at: info.syd[at]noaksark.org or call the reception 040-611 52 15.
Noaks Ark Syd’s new acting manager
My name is Christopher Aqurette and I’m the new temporary manager at Noaks Ark Syd. I was employed as a projectleader in May so I’m fairly new at Noaks Ark Syd. But I have lots of years in working with HIV. My first job with HIV was as a condom distributor for RFSL in Stockholm. It was 1992. Three years later, I was employed by RFSL Stockholm as a HIV informant with a focus on young HBTQ people. At that time, I was young, myself.
Before joining Noaks Ark in Malmö, I worked for over ten years with RFSL Rådgivningen Skåne, first as an HIV informant and later as chairman of the board. That organization differs slightly from the Ark, because the chairman performs many of the tasks that a manager is usually responsible for. With me from RFSL, I have more than twenty years of experience in working with HIV and good education in labor law and human resources. I have also been a manager earlier, which I think is an advantage when Noah’s Ark South is going through difficult but necessary changes.
Living with HIV?
Then you are very welcome to Noaks Ark Syd. Family, friends and others that are affected by HIV in their lives somehow are also welcome. You have access to our support team with qualified staff with extended experience regarding HIV and STI. If you have any questions or want to book an appointment, please call the reception 040-611 52 15 or email us at: info.syd[at]noaksark.org
We are open for visits and the coffeepot is full Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10 am – 4 pm and Fridays
10 am – 3 pm. Wednesdays we are closed and only open for Rapid HIV testing between 5 pm – 7 pm.
If you should want to meet somebody special from our staff do call the reception and book an appointment 040-611 52 15, thanks.
28 November – The Ladies group, which is strictly for women living with HIV gets together for some girltalk. This is the last time this year.
A preview of what’s to come in December.
1 December – World Aids day (WAD) Noaks Ark Syd is open as usual 10 am – 3 pm. There will be coffee/tea and some patries on the table.
Memorial day at S:t Petri Church
In cooperation with S:t Petri Church we invite you to a get together at Kraftstationen at 6 pm and the Church will have a tasty soup ready for us to enjoy. The address to Kraftstationen is: Själbodgatan 4A which is about 1 minute from the busstop Djäknegatan.
Across the street from Kraftstationen is the S:t Petri Church which is having a sermon at 7 pm. where you get the opportunity to light candles. The sermon takes about 45 minutes. Very welcome!
9 December – 10 am – 4 pm. Noaks Ark Syd is inviting you to our basic education, which is free of charge. Come and update yourself about HIV. If you want to become a volunteer at Noaks Ark Syd we do require you have completed this basic education.
Noaks Ark Syd’s projects
Rapid HIV test
Come and have a free and anonymous Rapid HIV test at Noaks Ark Syd. Our drop-in hours are on Wednesdays (non-holiday) between 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. The test is taken in the finger and you get the results within 15 minutes. If the drop-in hours is not conveinient for you it’s possible to book an appointment for another day and time by calling the reception 040-611 52 15 or email info.syd[at]noaksark.org
Under the menu PÅ GÅNG and hivtest you will find a demonstration video of how the test is taken and more information of where we are located.
Did you know?
Project Nadhir’s aim is to work with sexual health and rights to vulnerable MSM (men who have sex with men) who are in the migration process. The project recruited, trained and coordinated a reference group of people representative of the target group to design a strategy to reach the MSM target group. The members of the reference group then worked as ambassadors in terms of sexual health and rights.
If you want to know more about the Nadhir project please contact Baha Atieh on: baha.atieh[at]noaksark.org
The project aims to increase health among migrants through prevention and support, mainly people from high-end countries. The aim is to increase knowledge about HIV and reduce stigma, increase HIV testing so that HIV-positive get treatment earlier and provide better support for infected and related people.
Do you want to know more about the Migrant project? Please contact Povi Lawson on: povi.lawson[at]noaksark.org
Noaks Ark Syd’s Projekt Diaspora is a two-year project with the aim of informing third country nationals who migrate to Sweden on family reunification grounds about their health
and rights in Skåne and Blekinge. The project is financed through the European Asylum, Migration and Integration fund (AMIF).
People who move to Sweden on grounds of family reunification aren’t offered the same health checks and information available to other newly arrived groups. This can contribute to them not being as aware of their rights when it comes to healthcare and sexual and reproductive health. The project aims to reach this group with information, as well as identifying potential ill health, in order to offer help and support.
Another aim of the project is to develop a method for reaching the target group with customized information as early as possible after arrival to the country. Through education, the project will offer tools, both directly to the target group as well as professionals who come into contact with the group in their work. We will also collaborate with various immigrant organizations, to try to reach their members with relevant information.
The project’s activities and educational material will be developed in close collaboration with a reference group, consisting of people representative of the target group in regards to language, gender identity, ethnicity and sexuality. The reference group will actively choose themes that are relevant to the target group, as well as shed light on the cultural aspects that are important in the context. The project will conclude with a conference, in order to ensure that its purpose lives on.
If you have any questions about the project, please contact us on: info.diaspora[at]noaksark.org
Do you want to be a volunteer at Noaks Ark Syd?
Personal suitability is important when working at Noaks Ark Syd since we work with people in vulnerable situations. The confidentiality law applies in our premises and all volunteers has to sign a volunteer policy plus attend a short basic education provided by Noaks Ark Syd.
To work as a volunteer is a valuable effort and Noaks Ark Syd is incredibly grateful for the amazing work our volunteers contribute and have done for 30 years that we’ve been around.
What can you, as a volunteer, help with? To bake, cook for bigger events, party decorate, help out in the reception during drop-in for the HIV testing, to give a helping hand at World Aids Day (December 1) preparations and program and at other campaigns outside.
Interested? Send an email and tell us who you are, what education and work experience you have to info.syd[at]noaksark.org
A new basic education is on the way shortly.