People living with HIV are now eligible to access the COVID-19 vaccine as part of Phase 1b rollout of the Australian COVID19 vaccination roll out plan. The Australian Government has confirmed that all individuals living in Australia are eligible for a free vaccination – this includes people without a Medicare card and people who are undocumented. Unfortunately, it is a little trickier to find the information than... Read more
On Sunday 21 March 2021, it was Anal Cancer Awareness Day. This day aims to raise awareness about this not-often talked about form of cancer. It also aims to break down the stigma associated with anal cancer. In the general population, anal cancer is relatively rare – however it is much more common in men who have sex with men (MSM), people with HIV and women. So what can we all do to protect ourselves? If... Read more
First being diagnosed feels like you have been given a life sentence. You feel isolated and alone. You are left within the whirlwind of your thoughts and emotions. It is a mental and emotional rollercoaster of coming to terms with the new reality that you have HIV. Though it can be seen as a life sentence, in terms of it being a lifelong medical condition, you remain free. This is one of many chapters in your life; with... Read more
View the President, CEO and Treasurer's presentation here! [calameo code=002946133ba6772bb8b2d width=360 height=300 view=slide mode=mini clickto=embed clicktarget=_blank clicktourl=undefined hidelinks=1] Read more
Helpful information from The Australian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) and Queensland Positive People (QPP) on HIV and Queensland-based services for people living with HIV (PLHIV), and patient referral information.
This guide contains the relevant law on disclosure of HIV status as it applies in Queensland as at June . It contains information on when to disclose in relation to employment, insurance, sex & relationships and more. It has been prepared by the HIV/AIDS Legal Centre (HALC) in partnership with, and funded by Queensland Positive People (QPP).
Queensland Positive People (QPP) is proud to announce the launch of “Disclosing your HIV status”, a guide for Queensland people living with HIV (PLHIV) to navigate legal issues and disclosure. The guide has been prepared by the HIV/AIDS Legal Centre (HALC) in partnership with QPP. The booklet aims to be used as an empowerment resource for PLHIV containing the most up-to-date and accurate information (as at June... Read more
Queensland Positive People (QPP) welcomes the Queensland Government’s announcement today of the official removal of AIDS from the Notifiable Conditions Schedule in Queensland. Read Queensland Health's Media Statement, HIV treatment stops AIDS in its tracks, here. QPP President, Mark Counter, said that “It is a testament to modern science that people living with HIV (PLHIV) on a modern HIV treatment... Read more
Now that PrEP is available on the PBS, any GP can prescribe it! You don’t have to find an s100 prescriber or go to a sexual health clinic for your script. If you, your partner or a friend are interested in accessing PrEP, you can print the letter below and take to your usual GP so that they can be confident that they are prescribing PrEP correctly. This letter provides information on testing, how to prescribe PrEP and where to access PrEP.
My Health Record (MHR) is a centralised digital database housing an individual’s health information. The information can be accessed by the individual, selected healthcare providers and various other participants in the MHR system. From 16 July 2018, the MHR scheme will transition from being ‘opt-in’ to ‘opt-out’, meaning unless an individual chooses not to participate in the scheme, an MHR account will automatically be created for them.
The fact sheet, produced by the National Association of People living with HIV Australia, has produced this factsheet to inform us of the pros and cons of My Health Record and to let PLHIV in Australia know what this will mean for us.