Category Archives: Latest News

Latest News

Your COVID-19 Vaccine Questions Answered

Posted in COVID-19 Updates and Latest News on

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

Posted in COVID-19 Updates and Latest News on

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

Posted in COVID-19 Updates and Latest News on

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

Posted in COVID-19 Updates and Latest News on

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

Posted in Advocacy and Latest News on

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

Posted in Latest News and Peer Support on

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

Posted in COVID-19 Updates and Latest News on

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

Posted in COVID-19 Updates and Latest News on

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

Anal Cancer Awareness Day 2021

Posted in Latest News on

On Sunday 21 March 2021, it was Anal Cancer Awareness Day. This day aims to raise awareness about this not-often talked about form of cancer. It also aims to break down the stigma associated with anal cancer. In the general population, anal cancer is relatively rare – however it is much more common in men who have sex with men (MSM), people with HIV and women. So what can we all do to protect ourselves? If anal... Read more

Queensland COVID-19 Vaccination Roll Out for People with HIV

Posted in Latest News on

Queensland has been successful with containing the spread of COVID-19. It’s now reassuring to know that there are vaccines to prevent acquisition of COVID19 and the development of serious illness and hospitalisation. The good news is that people with HIV, regardless of health status are near the front of the queue. Two vaccines are currently available in Australia: the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines. It has been... Read more

QPP Events

Oct
9
Sat
11:30 am Saturday Brisbane BBQ @ QPP
Saturday Brisbane BBQ @ QPP
Oct 9 @ 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[...]
Oct
10
Sun
10:30 am Long Term Survivors and Mature A... @ QPP
Long Term Survivors and Mature A... @ QPP
Oct 10 @ 10:30 am
Long Term Survivors and Mature Aged Group @ QPP
If you’ve been living with HIV long term or are of mature age, please come and join Garth and friends on the second Sunday of every month. 21 Manilla St, East Brisbane from 10:30am onwards.[...]
Nov
6
Sat
11:30 am Saturday Brisbane BBQ @ QPP
Saturday Brisbane BBQ @ QPP
Nov 6 @ 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[...]
Nov
14
Sun
10:30 am Long Term Survivors and Mature A... @ QPP
Long Term Survivors and Mature A... @ QPP
Nov 14 @ 10:30 am
Long Term Survivors and Mature Aged Group @ QPP
If you’ve been living with HIV long term or are of mature age, please come and join Garth and friends on the second Sunday of every month. 21 Manilla St, East Brisbane from 10:30am onwards.[...]
Dec
12
Sun
10:30 am Long Term Survivors and Mature A... @ QPP
Long Term Survivors and Mature A... @ QPP
Dec 12 @ 10:30 am
Long Term Survivors and Mature Aged Group @ QPP
If you’ve been living with HIV long term or are of mature age, please come and join Garth and friends on the second Sunday of every month. 21 Manilla St, East Brisbane from 10:30am onwards.[...]

Free-call 1800 636 241