Mental Health and Wellbeing

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Human beings are social creatures - we have a natural need to have a meaningful connection with others. Due to COVID-19, your ability to have or develop these connections may have been negatively impacted over the last few months. This may have meant you experienced increased loneliness, anxiety, and depression. With R U Okay Day and Mental Health Week taking place recently, the topic of mental wellbeing might be still... Read more

QPP Plus October 2020

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Spring has sprung and we are well into the Queensland heat now. You may have heard we're in a La Niña weather pattern this year, and while that does bring the prospect of cooler day times and more rainfall, it doesn't reduce the risk of heatstroke, stay hydrated and stay cool! Preparations are underway for the 2020 Annual General Meeting, if you missed the invitation or want to nominate... Read more

Cardiovascular Disease, COVID-19 and People with HIV

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People with co-morbidities are at an elevated risk of developing severe symptoms from COVID-19. This applies to both people with HIV and those without HIV. Cardiovascular disease is one of the more common comorbidities. The good news is there are some things you can do to minimise your risks associated with COVID-19, HIV, and CVD. You have probably heard of "cardiovascular disease" before, however, you may not know... Read more

2020 Annual General Meeting

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The 17th QPP Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held via Zoom Webinar at 5:30 pm on Wednesday 09 December 2020. 1st Notice of AGM Letter from the Secretary Board Role Positions Ordinary members of QPP may be nominated by fellow ordinary members of QPP for the following positions on the board: Vice President who can reside anywhere in Queensland Secretary who can reside anywhere in Queensland Central Zone... Read more

QPP Plus August

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QPP is continuing to monitor closely the COVID-19 situation through our Public Health Management Team. We have needed to adjust how we deliver our services to communities we support to ensure client and staff safety. We would like to thank you for your understanding and flexibility at this time. COVID-19 cases have remained relatively low, however we all need to be vigilant to ensure individual and community... Read more

Face Masks – To Wear?

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Face masks have been a debated topic since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and our health officials didn’t make the messaging easy to understand. Wearing face masks may protect you from droplets (small drops) when a person with COVID-19 coughs, speaks or sneezes, and you are less than 1.5 metres away from them. Wearing a mask will also help protect others if you are infected with the virus, but do not have... Read more

COVID-19 Risks for people with HIV

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the way we go through everyday life. From physical distancing to temporary lockdowns – the impacts are being felt by nearly everyone. For people with HIV, this new virus may have brought up a sense of déjà vu and may cause concerns for people about vulnerability to COVID19. However, the current research suggests that people with HIV with no comorbidities are at no... Read more

QPP COVID-19 Community Update – 25th August 2020

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Our Current Activities The health and wellbeing of our staff, clients, and the community during the current COVID-19 pandemic is our number one priority. We have been actively monitoring, implementing risk management strategies and planning for all stages of this rapidly evolving situation. With this duty of care at the forefront of our minds, QPP has responded by proactively modifying the way we deliver services... Read more

QPP COVID-19 Community Update – 20th May 2020

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QPP would like to acknowledge the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) announcement of the official names for the virus responsible for COVID-19 (previously known as “2019 novel coronavirus”) and the disease it causes. Please note: to prevent any confusion in information and resources, material published before the virus was officially named will not be updated unless necessary in order to avoid confusion. Naming... Read more