QPP acknowledges the importance of strong partnerships in the national HIV response. Supporting our common goals across the diverse communities of Queensland and the rest of Australia is vital as we become closer than ever to preventing the onward transmission of HIV.
Following is a list of Queensland services that may be relevant to our HIV positive community.
National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA) – Founded in 1989, The National Association of People With HIV Australia (NAPWHA) is Australia’s peak non-government organisation representing community-based groups of people living with HIV.
Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) – The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) provide leadership, coordination and support to Australia’s policy, advocacy and health promotion response to HIV/AIDS.
Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) – ECCQ has been working directly with Queensland’s many communities since 1976. Their focus is supporting and advocating for the needs, interests and contributions of culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Queensland.
Queensland AIDS Council (formerly Healthy Communities) – QuAC’s mission is to promote the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Queenslanders.
Queensland Injectors Health Network (QuIHN) – QuIHN works to support and promote the well being of those currently using illicit drugs, or who have used illicit drugs in the past. Support is also provided to families, friends, professionals and the wider community when they are affected by the illicit drug use of others.
True Relationships & Reproductive Health – True – provides sexual and reproductive health services to the wider population of Queensland. They offer clinical, education and training services from metropolitan and regional locations throughout the state.
Respect Inc. – Respect Inc is a non-profit community based association of past and present sex workers focused on the rights and wellbeing of sex workers in Queensland.
Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) – QAIHC is the peak body representing the Community Controlled Health Sector in Queensland at both a state and national level.
Hepatitis Qld – Hepatitis Queensland is a community based, consumer focused organisation which recognises the diversity of, and represents, the interests of people affected by, or at risk of viral hepatitis.
Brisbane Youth Service (BYS) – We assist young people to find and maintain appropriate housing, address physical & mental health issues, establish successful relationships & support networks and provide them with pathways to education & long term employment.
Australian Transgender Support Association Queensland (ATSAQ) – ATSAQ help, advise and assist the transgender community in Queensland. It is run by transgenders for transgenders and provides emotional/moral support for people with Gender identity Disorder (formally known as Gender Dysphoria) their families and friends.
Open Doors – Open Doors Youth Service Inc. supports, values and celebrates young people who have diverse genders and/or sexualities.
YEAH – YEAH is a youth driven health promotion organisation dedicated to supporting the involvement and ownership of people aged 15-29 to lead HIV/AIDS and sexual health awareness in their local communities.
2 Spirits – The 2 Spirits program aim to improve the sexual health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander gay men and sistergirls through a ‘Whole of Community Approach’ to education, prevention, health promotion and community development activities.
University of Queensland – The HIV & HCV Education Projects of the School of Public Health specialises in the provision of evidence-based public health education for Queensland health care professionals, specialising in the domains of HIV, sexual health, and viral hepatitis.
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Lifeline – Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. People can call Lifeline’s 24 hour crisis line on 13 11 14.