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2021 End of Year Closure

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Queensland Positive People will be closed from 5pm on Wednesday 22nd December 2021 through to 9am on Monday 10th January 2022. We wish you a happy holidays and hope to hear from you in the new year. RAPID will be closed from 4pm on Saturday 18th December 2021 through to 3pm on 11th January 2022. For more information about RAPID's operating hours and services please visit rapid.org.au. COVID-19 INFORMATION The... Read more

Living with HIV and COVID-19 | Queensland Border Opening and Omicron

Queensland Border Opening and Omicron

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The Queensland border will be opening in the next few days (Monday 13/12/2021) as we hit the 80% double-vaccination mark. This will make it much easier for people to travel over the border to finally see family and friends in other states over the holiday period. Even though this may be welcomed by a lot of people, it may also be a cause for concern among some - as this increased travel will undoubtedly mean increased... Read more

Your COVID-19 Vaccine Questions Answered

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Eligibility criteria and availability of vaccines have contributed to confusion around the COVID 19 vaccine roll out in Queensland. Misinformation reported across different media platforms about vaccines and their safety has also contributed to uncertainty. Ultimately, the best vaccine is the one available to you right now. This is because vaccines can stop you from catching COVID-19, reduce transmission to vulnerable... Read more

Lockdown Mental Health & Online Social Group

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The lockdown in South East Queensland has reminded us that, despite being one of the best States in Australia, we are not rid of COVID-19 yet. All Queenslanders have come together over the past week to slow the spread of COVID-19 within the community. If we continue to look out for one another and listen to the directions from health authorities, we could soon be back to our normal way of life. However, we still... Read more

South East Queensland Lockdown 31st July- 8th August 2021

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Queensland Health have announced that the following areas of the South East Queensland will go into a lockdown, currently 8 days, starting Saturday (31/07/2021) at 4PM and scheduled to end on Sunday 4PM on (08/08/2021). City of Brisbane City of Gold Coast City of Ipswich Lockyer Valley Regional Council Logan City Moreton Bay Region Noosa Shire Council Redland City Scenic Rim Regional Council... Read more

June 2021 Queensland COVID-19 Lockdown

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Queensland Health have announced that the following areas of the state will go into a three-day lockdown, starting Tuesday (29/06/2021) at 6PM and ending 6PM on Friday (02/07/2021) Townsville, Palm Island, Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Gold Coast. You will only be allowed to leave your home during this period for the following... Read more

National Reconciliation Week 2021

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Queensland Positive People acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.   Although National Reconciliation Week is coming to an end, QPP would like to remind our community that we must all continue to learn about our shared... Read more

Support networks: Multicultural individuals living with HIV in Queensland

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In 2016 nearly half (49%) of all Australians were either born overseas or had at least one parent who was born overseas - this makes Australia one of the most multicultural societies on Earth. Tens of thousands of individuals immigrate to Australia every year from all over the globe for many different reasons. All of these individuals may face different challenges throughout this process, and it can sometimes be... Read more

Living with HIV & the COVID Vaccination Update – May 2021

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There have been recent updates to the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out in Queensland that are important for our community to know.  All people over the age of 50 are eligible for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. This means that anyone, regardless of their occupation or health status can access the COVID-19 vaccination if they are aged over 50.  If you are under 50, Queensland Health is also making the... Read more

Living with HIV & the COVID Vaccination Program Roll Out

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People living with HIV are now eligible to access the COVID-19 vaccine as part of Phase 1b rollout of the Australian COVID19 vaccination roll out plan. The Australian Government has confirmed that all individuals living in Australia are eligible for a free vaccination – this includes people without a Medicare card and people who are undocumented.  Unfortunately, it is a little trickier to find the information than... Read more

QPP Events

May
21
Sat
11:00 am Art in our Garden – Multicultura... @ QPP
Art in our Garden – Multicultura... @ QPP
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Art in our Garden - Multicultural Social Group @ QPP
Come join the Multicultural Social Group for a picnic and art activities, now at 21 Manilla St, East Brisbane.  RSVP for more details. The Multicultural Social Group welcomes all CALD and migrant people living with[...]
May
25
Wed
all-day HALC & QPP Legal Clinic – Virtua... @ Online via Zoom
HALC & QPP Legal Clinic – Virtua... @ Online via Zoom
May 25 all-day
HALC & QPP Legal Clinic - Virtual Sessions @ Online via Zoom
QPP and the team at HIV AIDS Legal Centre (HALC) are running a series of legal clinics and evenings, providing our community information about HIV and the Law in Queensland, and answering questions to those[...]
Jun
4
Sat
11:30 am Saturday Brisbane BBQ @ QPP
Saturday Brisbane BBQ @ QPP
Jun 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Saturday Brisbane BBQ @ QPP
Come along and join us for a nice lunch and an even better chat. No RSVP needed just come along to 21 Manilla St, East Brisbane. If you do have some dietary requirements please let[...]
Jun
5
Sun
all-day HIV Long-Term Survivors Awarenes...
HIV Long-Term Survivors Awarenes...
Jun 5 all-day
HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day
June 5th is HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day (HLTSAD). We celebrate the courage and advocacy of those who came before us.
Jun
10
Fri
all-day HALC & QPP Legal Clinics – In Pe... @ QPP State Office
HALC & QPP Legal Clinics – In Pe... @ QPP State Office
Jun 10 all-day
HALC & QPP Legal Clinics - In Person Sessions @ QPP State Office
QPP and the team at HIV AIDS Legal Centre (HALC) are running a series of legal clinics and evenings, providing our community information about HIV and the Law in Queensland, and answering questions to those[...]

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