Garry Kuchel is a registered nurse with more than 26 years of experience. He has been an International AIDS Society (IAS) Member since 2014. Garry currently works at the M Clinic, a sexual health clinic for men who have sex with men in Perth, Australia. He provides free, confidential testing for HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and associated services for men who have sex with men (MSM). In recognition of International Nurses Day this month, Garry opens up about his experiences providing “non-judgemental” services. This is his story.
“I would like to be the nurse for these guys that I wish I had when I was younger.”
“We have a very strong culture of no judgement, no stigma and no discrimination.”
“I think one of the biggest challenges for nurses is the lack of acknowledgment.”