Media Release: Queensland Positive People appoints new CEO

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MEDIA RELEASE 13 May 2019 Queensland Positive People appoints new CEO Queensland Positive People (QPP) is delighted to announce the appointment of public health HIV expert Melissa Warner as our new Chief Executive Officer. Ms Warner has over 20 years’ HIV clinical and program delivery experience gained from diverse roles within NGOs, government organisations and clinical settings in Australia, UK and Asia. ... Read more

Positive Living Development Institute Workshop Scholarships

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Applications are now open for the next Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI) Australia and New Zealand workshop. If you're living with HIV this workshop will challenge, encourage and build you into becoming a stronger leader in your community. “As a long term advocate, attending the PLDI workshop was an unexpected highlight. I had the valuable opportunity to be reminded of the power of peer networking... Read more

Affordable Gift Ideas

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Getting unique and thoughtful presents for everyone can be hard, so here are 5 DIY and 10 Mix and Match ideas to give to anyone in your life. DIY Bath bombs There is nothing like getting into a fresh and fun bath of colourful water. If the person don't have a bathtub try a Shower Steamer, just leave it at the bottom of the shower and let it diffuse essential oils into your shower. Candied Popcorn This is a... Read more

End of Year Holiday Closure

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Queensland Positive People will be closed from 5pm on 20th December 2019 through to 9am on 6th January 2020. We hope to see you in the New Year.   Emergencies If someone’s life is in danger or there is an immediate risk of harm, call emergency services on 000. HIV treatment/care: Urgent or treatment related concerns, please seek advice from your GP, out of hours medical provider (e.g. Home doctor service ... Read more

Health Care and Self Care

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The Festive Season is upon us, and this means that many health and medical services may be shutting their doors for the New Year and Christmas period. This may mean your GP, HIV clinic and pharmacy where you collect your medicine could be unavailable, and it’s important to have a plan for your health care during that time. This could mean calling any services you routinely use to find out their closure dates, having... Read more

15 Things To Do If You Don’t Do Christmas

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In 1997 the widely popular sitcom Seinfeld brought us Festivus [for the rest of us], which TV critic Dan Salkin describes as "the perfect secular theme for an all-inclusive December gathering". But whether you enjoy a traditional Festivus dinner or not, here are 15 things to keep you and your friends in a joyous mood. Glue things to other things until you're happy with how it looks and hang it on your wall; macaroni... Read more

Alcohol, Parties and You

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Alcohol is a part of life for many people, and moderation is the key to a healthy life.  The Guidelines, for both men and women, recommend: No more than ten (10) standard drinks per week, to reduce the lifetime risk of harm from alcohol-related disease or injury; and No more than four (4) standard drinks on a single occasion, to reduce the risk of alcohol -related injury arising from that occasion. It is... Read more

Stress Less Holidays

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Self-care is important all of the time, but it is particularly important in stressful periods such as the festive season where added obligations and commitments may seem over-bearing on you.  Remember that your mental health is more important than any sense of obligation and stress you may feel about any ‘celebrations’ and ‘get-togethers’ with others. Set boundaries and avoid high stress situations Setting... Read more

MEDIA RELEASE: “Disclosing your HIV status” guide launched in Queensland!

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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

Media Release: Removal of ‘AIDS’ from the Notifiable Conditions Schedule

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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