Peer Support > A new philosophy for 2014

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What an exciting year 2014 is shaping up to be in the world of Peer Support! I am adjusting my working hours to enable me to work the first Saturday of the month in alignment with the QPP BBQ. This has now occurred twice and it is already proving to be very successful. For people living with and affected by HIV that are unable to access our service due to other commitments such as work, this provides the opportunity for... Read more

(De)CRIMINALISING transmission: The preference of public health approaches

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“In addition to HIV, a new virus had been detected that was sweeping the world. It was HIL. Highly ineffective laws” These were the words declared by Michael Kirby (who would be later appointed as an Australian High Court Justice) at a high level meeting in the mid 1980’s addressing HIV responses. Almost 30 years later the United National Global Commission on HIV and the Law concluded that any laws criminalising... Read more

HIV Prevention With Us, Not to Us

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In 1994, the principle of Greater Involvement of People with HIV/AIDS (GIPA) was created by the United Nations, and this was later amended to the Meaningful Involvement of People with HIV/AIDS (MIPA).  The purpose of this principle is to empower people living with HIV to have a greater say in the strategic direction and implementation of all things related to the HIV response.  Therefore, MIPA ensures there is a... Read more

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

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

QPP Events

5:30 pm Multicultural Social Group – Fie... @ QPP
Multicultural Social Group – Fie... @ QPP
Jun 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Multicultural Social Group - Fiesta Latina @ QPP
For our Multicultural Group this month we are holding a “Una Fiesta Latina” to support NAPWHA‘s Community Conversation with our Spanish and Portuguese speaking communities. We’re meeting in our 21 Manilla St courtyard on Friday[...]
11:30 am Gold Coast Social Group @ Korman Family Park
Gold Coast Social Group @ Korman Family Park
Jun 27 @ 11:30 am
Gold Coast Social Group @ Korman Family Park
The Gold Coast Social Group is on again this month. Come along, soak up some sun, and enjoy a BBQ Lunch with Steve and your GC community. Any questions, please contact Steve B on 0485[...]
11:30 am Saturday Brisbane BBQ @ QPP
Saturday Brisbane BBQ @ QPP
Jul 3 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Saturday Brisbane BBQ @ QPP
Come along and join us for a nice lunch and an even better chat. No RSVP needed just come along to 21 Manilla St, East Brisbane. If you do have some dietary requirements please let[...]
10:30 am Long Term Survivors and Mature A... @ QPP
Long Term Survivors and Mature A... @ QPP
Jul 11 @ 10:30 am
Long Term Survivors and Mature Aged Group @ QPP
If you’ve been living with HIV long term or are of mature age, please come and join Garth and friends on the second Sunday of every month. 21 Manilla St, East Brisbane from 10:30am onwards.[...]
6:30 pm Multicultural Social Group @ QPP
Multicultural Social Group @ QPP
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Multicultural Social Group @ QPP
Our Multicultural group is open to all, however it is a primarily a safe space for international students or newcomers to Australia where language is no barrier. Come and meet new people, share culture, stories[...]

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