Living With HIV

About Living with HIV

Living with HIV has changed significantly over the years.  And if you’ve been diagnosed with HIV, you are not alone in Queensland.  At QPP we help any person living with HIV by providing:

With an early diagnosis, and access to modern HIV treatment, most people live an entirely normal life with some rather uneventful visits to an HIV specialist for monitoring of your blood and any possible side effects of treatment.

For other people, who may have been living with HIV a long time, some medical problems may exist as a result of early treatment side effects, or living for long periods of time with a high level of virus in their blood. Every individual is unique, and our team at QPP can assist people to deal with their personal situation.

The team at QPP provide information on a range of topics to empower people to live well with HIV.  These topics include information for newly diagnosed, treatments, navigating the health system, disclosure, looking after yourself, growing older, and more.

Recently Diagnosed

If you’ve been recently diagnosed with HIV, QPP is here to help with information and support to help at the start of your journey.

HIV Treatments

Treatment for HIV has come a long way in the past four decades, with modern treatments being very easy to take and highly effective.

Complementary Therapies

Together with HIV medications, complementary therapies may assist in increasing overall health.

Growing Older With HIV

As we age PLHIV, still share many of the same changes and health concerns as the general population.

Accessing Treatment Without Medicare

It is possible for anyone in Australia to access HIV treatment without medicare, in many cases for free.

Tips on Disclosing Your Status

Find out more about when you need to disclose, how best to do it, and what to think about before you do. 

Supporting A Loved One With HIV

Every person living with HIV requires different levels of support. But importantly, all you need to do is let them know that you are there for them.

Looking After Yourself

When you’re living with HIV, it’s more important than ever to protect your immune system to maintain overall health.

Our trained team is here to help you should you have any questions or need support. You can contact QPP toll free from a Queensland land-line on 1800 636 241 or (07) 3013 5555 nationally, email us at info@qpp.org.au or use our contact us form.

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