The Women’s Networking Zone (WNZ) is a community-led forum running parallel to the International AIDS Conference (IAC), July 2014, Melbourne. The WNZ has grown into a vibrant, inclusive, and exciting space where community members, advocates, policy-analysts, decision-makers, service providers, and researchers share and learn. The WNZ promotes dialogue, forges new networks, raises the visibility of HIV, champions the... Read more
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
What is HIV? How is it transmitted? And did you know HIV doesn’t have to result in AIDS?
Adverse Event Rates Similar With High-Dose ATV/r and LPV/r During Pregnancy 53rd ICAAC, September 10-13, 2013, Denver Mark Mascolini Adverse 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 . An overall toxicity metric did not differ between women taking ATV/r and... Read more
QPP’s FIRST inaugural International Women’s Day (IWD) event was held at the State Resource Centre in East Brisbane on Saturday 9 March and was supported by over 30 women on the day. The aim of the day was to include women in our program’s support and encourage them to share experiences and support each other in a private and protected space. It was also a chance for QPP to demonstrate our services and... Read more
The aim of the weekend was to offer a space for women and teenage girls living with HIV to meet, share experiences and create social circles - imperative to building confidence and trust, while also providing information and strategies to assist them in feeling more empowered and liberated in their daily lives. The main objectives of the conference were to facilitate networking, provide a weekend of relaxation and... Read more