QPP COVID-19 Community Update – 23rd December 2020

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Happy Holidays Everyone! With this eventful year wrapping up, we would like to acknowledge the determination and courage demonstrated by everyone in our community. This year we have faced unprecedented challenges and in these uncertain times, we have rallied together and have persevered to ensure that our community, and the whole of Queensland, could return to some sort of normality for the holiday season. While we... Read more

2020 Wrap-up – Happy Holidays

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Happy holidays everyone! With this eventful year wrapping up, we would like to acknowledge the determination and courage demonstrated by everyone in our community. In these uncertain times, we have rallied together and have persevered to ensure that our community, and the whole of Queensland, could return to some sort of normality for the holiday season. This year has provided many challenges for people in all walks... Read more

World AIDS Day Interview with Kelly Higgins-Devine on ABC Radio

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On December 1, Chris Howard (Executive Programs Manager) sat down with Kelly Higgins-Devine on ABC Radio Evenings exploring latest treatments for HIV/AIDS. As the planet marks World AIDS Day, what's the latest on treatment for people with the disease - both socially and medically? [audio mp3="https://www.qpp.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/aan-2020-12-01-world-aids-day.mp3"][/audio] Visit ABC Radio to hear the... Read more

COVID-19 Vaccine: What do we know?

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Many of you would have heard that two major pharmaceutical companies, Pfizer and Moderna, have announced that their COVID-19 vaccines are nearly ready for distribution. This is great news for everyone! However, there is some confusion around this latest announcement – this is largely relating to the wording used by major media outlets. Pfizer announced that their COVID-19 vaccine has “an efficacy rate above... Read more

Diabetes, COVID-19 and People with HIV

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Diabetes In recent weeks, we have discussed the topic of the most common comorbidities for people with HIV. Diabetes is one of these conditions and having diabetes places you at moderate risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Most diabetes is either classified as type 1 or type 2 - there are also rare genetic diabetic syndromes. Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed during childhood. Type 2 diabetes can develop later... Read more

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