CD4 count soon to no longer be a barrier to treatment access!

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Since the introduction of the Melbourne Declaration ( ) in 2012 within Australia, following the 2011 United Nations Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS, revitalised target action on HIV has taken place in order to eliminate HIV/AIDS, reduce new infections, and to remove barriers to treatment access.Major tripartisan – community, research, and governmental – action has occurred, and... Read more

Better Health With Self Management Workshops in Rockhampton

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If you live in or around Rockhampton, you should check out the upcoming workshops available to you!  Kath and Sue from Positive Directions have always been passionate about providing equity of support and service to our regional clients who live outside the Sunshine Coast.  So to start off this year, they are offering a Better Health with Self Management (BHM) group workshop in Rockhampton."We are really excited... Read more

Treatment as Prevention

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Making a decision about starting treatment is one of the most important decisions you will make about your HIV diagnosis. This paper examines all the evidence and is designed to support you to make an informed choice with your doctor.

Living Positive in Queensland (LPQ) Study

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Researches from the University of Queensland and University of New South Wales in partnership with QPP, Positive Directions, Queensland Association for Healthy Communities and Queensland Health are undertaking an exciting Queensland Specific qualitative longitudinal research project to better understand people's experiences of living with HIV, ageing and social isolation in diverse communities.Read more

Brand New Website!

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We've recently just updated our website! QPP is a peer-based advocacy organisation and as such we're committed to the people that need us the most. Our new website helps educate people so they can overcome life's challenges and come together with like-minded people. Read more

ASHM Advocacy Report

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ASHM ADVOCACY REPORT.The AO attended the HIV Immigration and Legal Satellite which offered an insight into difficulties faced by PLHIV in the Australian immigration process. The session included a panel of esteemed speakers including Associate Professor Heather Worth (Head of International HIV Research Group UNSW), Indraveer Chatterjee (Principal Solicitor for the HIV/AIDS Legal Centre), Richard Johnson (Australian... Read more

Behaviour Trends and Challenges for HIV Prevention

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In 2012, there were 1,253 HIV notifications across the country, being a 10% increase from 2011. The same pattern is occurring in Queensland, with 206 new diagnoses of HIV in 2012, a 6% increase on the previous year.The Gay Community Periodic Survey is one report that can give an insight into understanding how and why the rise in HIV notifications might be occurring. At the recent ASHM (Australasian Society for HIV... Read more

It’s time to talk about HIV

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So much has changed in the treatment of HIV in the last few years that you may be surprised to realise that HIV is now a chronic manageable condition. It may be hard to believe, but the stigma associated with HIV, as a consequence of years of negative publicity, is the biggest barrier we have to preventing transmission.Queensland Positive People (QPP) would like to begin a movement that will breakdown the stigma... Read more

Atazanavir with Kaletra in Pregnancy

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Adverse Event Rates Similar With High-Dose ATV/r and LPV/r During Pregnancy53rd ICAAC, September 10-13, 2013, DenverMark MascoliniAdverse events were frequent but mild in US HIV-positive women taking high-dose atazanavir/ritonavir (ATV/r) or lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r) during pregnancy in a nonrandomized retrospective comparison [1]. An overall toxicity metric did not differ between women taking ATV/r and... Read more

HIV is Different Now

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There is a new optimistic message from a growing number of clinicians, politicians and PLHIV: "HIV is different now".The scientific understanding of HIV transmission and antiretroviral treatment has evolved considerably over the past few years: there is hope to further improve health outcomes for PLHIV with early initiation of treatment.A lot of excitement has also been generated by the discovery that an... Read more