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Positively Ageing Forum

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267 Grey Street
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia
June 5, 2023 | Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Whether you’ve been living with HIV for a long time, or perhaps you’ve been diagnosed with HIV later in your life, these days you can look forward living a long and fabulous life well into the future.

To help do exactly that, the Queensland Government are partnering with Queensland Positive People to host the Positively Ageing Forum for older people living with HIV.

The forum brings together representatives from community organisations and government departments, providing unique and specific information for our older community.

You will be able to talk to experts about a range of supports and initiatives including:

  • Queensland Government concessions and rebates for older Queenslanders
  • protecting your rights, legally and financially as you age
  • accessing the right aged care supports
  • staying safe and connected

If you are a older person living with HIV, we’d love you to join us on Monday 5 June 2023 from 11:00am-2.30pm, at the Emporium Hotel Southbank, in the cultural heart of Brisbane and very close to public transport.

At the forum we will be acknowledging HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day, held on the day, so it’s a great opportunity to and share experiences and connect with other long term survivors.

Our Master of Ceremony Tobin Saunders AKA Vanessa Wagner will facilitate lively and informative “conversations on the couch” with our speakers and special guests.

Tobin lives openly with HIV and isn’t afraid to share his experiences, especially about getting older and living with HIV.

There will be stalls staffed by community organisations and government departments at the forum to explore and ask questions over the included light lunch.

If you have difficultly driving or accessing public transport, assistance with transport is available to those travelling from Toowoomba, Ipswich, the Sunshine Coast or Gold Coast, and of course for those with mobility issues. Just make sure you let us know using the transport section when you register and we will be in contact to discuss.

Register to attend the Positive Ageing Forum HERE.

To participate in a Queensland Positive People Social Group or Training Activity, you are asked to follow these guidelines and understand that adherence is essential. Failure to comply with these guidelines may result in being asked to leave the event.


  • Zero Tolerance for Violence, Abuse, or Discriminatory Behaviour: Any form of violence, abuse, or discriminatory behaviour will not be tolerated.
  • Respect for Diversity and Inclusion: Demonstrate respect by accepting and celebrating the diversity and inclusion of all individuals in attendance through appropriate behaviour and conversation, regardless of race, age, sexuality, gender, culture, religion, disability, mental health experience, etc.
  • Importance of Safe Space: Acknowledge the significance of creating a safe space for all individuals, encouraging social connections, friendships, and an increased support network.
  • Confidentiality: Details of the social group or training activity are not to be discussed outside of the group event.
  • Prohibition of Sexual Solicitation: Social Groups or Training Activities are not spaces for seeking sexual connections or casual hook-ups.
  • Adherence to Host or Trainer Directions: Follow the guidance provided by the Social Group Host or Trainer.
  • Alcohol and Drug-Free Environment: Acknowledge that all Social Groups and Training Activities are alcohol and drug-free environments.
  • Consent: By completing this RSVP, I understand that all information about me will be kept confidential and only used to provide information to me. Queensland Positive People will share information if they are required by law to do so.

If you have any specific needs in these social or learning settings, please reach out to the host or trainer who will be able to assist you. For more information please contact us.

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