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Partnerships Supporting Innovative HIV Research 

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QPP continues to engage and partner with state and national research institutions, government and other community based organisations to build an evidence base that demonstrates the impact of the services we provide for people with HIV. In addition QPP seeks to focus on research that seeks to better understand the needs of our communities and further our knowledge to ensure the services we provide are... Read more

Peer Navigator Nathan continues to uplift PLHIV and fight stigma in the Courier Mail!

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QPP would like to celebrate Nathan, one of our Peer Navigators, on continuing to be a voice for change in our community and his hard work in reshaping the discussions around HIV. In addition to his work as a peer navigator Nathan has worked on a stigma reduction and resilience program, and his ongoing passion for uplifting people living with HIV continues to inspire us all. Thanks to the Courier Mail for publishing this... Read more

HIV FUTURES 9: AN AUSTRALIAN SURVEY OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV

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Please fill in the survey now at www.hivfutures.org.auHIV Futures 9 is a survey about the health and wellbeing of PLHIV. We are keen to hear from PLHIV all over Australia – men, women and trans* people, heterosexual, gay and bisexual people.HIV Futures is an important project.  It provides information to help governments, clinical services and community groups plan programs and policy.You can fill in the... Read more

Media Release: Queensland Positive People appoints new CEO

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MEDIA RELEASE13 May 2019Queensland Positive People appoints new CEOQueensland 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

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

PrEP Letter for GPs

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Now that PrEP is available on the PBS, any GP can prescribe it! You don’t have to find an s100 prescriber or go to a sexual health clinic for your script. If you, your partner or a friend are interested in accessing PrEP, you can print the letter below and take to your usual GP so that they can be confident that they are prescribing PrEP correctly. This letter provides information on testing, how to prescribe PrEP and where to access PrEP.

 

Breaking News: My Health Record factsheet for PLHIV

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My Health Record (MHR) is a centralised digital database housing an individual’s health information. The information can be accessed by the individual, selected healthcare providers and various other participants in the MHR system. From 16 July 2018, the MHR scheme will transition from being ‘opt-in’ to ‘opt-out’, meaning unless an individual chooses not to participate in the scheme, an MHR account will automatically be created for them.

The fact sheet, produced by the National Association of People living with HIV Australia, has produced this factsheet to inform us of the pros and cons of My Health Record and to let PLHIV in Australia know what this will mean for us.

Australasian HIV/AIDS Conference 2017

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QPP are always finding ways to upskill our staff in order to keep our service provision as up-to-date and high quality as possible. Earlier in November, QPP sent staff members to ASHM’s HIV/AIDS conference to learn about how the HIV sector is going in Australia, Asia and the Pacific region. Here is what a few of our staff had to say about the conference…MichaelThe ASHM symposium was little overwhelming, to be... Read more