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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

Anal Cancer Awareness Day 2021

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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

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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 COVID-19 Community Update – 23rd December 2020

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Happy Holidays Everyone! With this eventful year wrapping up, we would like to acknowledge the determination and courage demonstrated by everyone in our community. This year we have faced unprecedented challenges and in these uncertain times, we have rallied together and have persevered to ensure that our community, and the whole of Queensland, could return to some sort of normality for the holiday season. While we... Read more

2020 Wrap-up – Happy Holidays

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Happy holidays everyone! With this eventful year wrapping up, we would like to acknowledge the determination and courage demonstrated by everyone in our community. In these uncertain times, we have rallied together and have persevered to ensure that our community, and the whole of Queensland, could return to some sort of normality for the holiday season. This year has provided many challenges for people in all walks... Read more

World AIDS Day Interview with Kelly Higgins-Devine on ABC Radio

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On December 1, Chris Howard (Executive Programs Manager) sat down with Kelly Higgins-Devine on ABC Radio Evenings exploring latest treatments for HIV/AIDS. As the planet marks World AIDS Day, what's the latest on treatment for people with the disease - both socially and medically? [audio mp3="https://www.qpp.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/aan-2020-12-01-world-aids-day.mp3"][/audio] Visit ABC Radio to hear the... Read more

QPP Events

Jun
18
Fri
5:30 pm Multicultural Social Group – Fie... @ QPP
Multicultural Social Group – Fie... @ QPP
Jun 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Multicultural Social Group - Fiesta Latina @ QPP
For our Multicultural Group this month we are holding a “Una Fiesta Latina” to support NAPWHA‘s Community Conversation with our Spanish and Portuguese speaking communities. We’re meeting in our 21 Manilla St courtyard on Friday[...]
Jun
27
Sun
11:30 am Gold Coast Social Group @ Korman Family Park
Gold Coast Social Group @ Korman Family Park
Jun 27 @ 11:30 am
Gold Coast Social Group @ Korman Family Park
The Gold Coast Social Group is on again this month. Come along, soak up some sun, and enjoy a BBQ Lunch with Steve and your GC community. Any questions, please contact Steve B on 0485[...]
Jul
3
Sat
11:30 am Saturday Brisbane BBQ @ QPP
Saturday Brisbane BBQ @ QPP
Jul 3 @ 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[...]
Jul
11
Sun
10:30 am Long Term Survivors and Mature A... @ QPP
Long Term Survivors and Mature A... @ QPP
Jul 11 @ 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.[...]
Jul
17
Sat
6:30 pm Multicultural Social Group @ QPP
Multicultural Social Group @ QPP
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Multicultural Social Group @ QPP
Our Multicultural group is open to all, however it is a primarily a safe space for international students or newcomers to Australia where language is no barrier. Come and meet new people, share culture, stories[...]

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