Category Archives: COVID-19 Updates

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

COVID-19 Vaccine: What do we know?

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Many of you would have heard that two major pharmaceutical companies, Pfizer and Moderna, have announced that their COVID-19 vaccines are nearly ready for distribution. This is great news for everyone! However, there is some confusion around this latest announcement – this is largely relating to the wording used by major media outlets. Pfizer announced that their COVID-19 vaccine has “an efficacy rate above... Read more

Diabetes, COVID-19 and People with HIV

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Diabetes In recent weeks, we have discussed the topic of the most common comorbidities for people with HIV. Diabetes is one of these conditions and having diabetes places you at moderate risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Most diabetes is either classified as type 1 or type 2 - there are also rare genetic diabetic syndromes. Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed during childhood. Type 2 diabetes can develop later... Read more

Cardiovascular Disease, COVID-19 and People with HIV

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People with co-morbidities are at an elevated risk of developing severe symptoms from COVID-19. This applies to both people with HIV and those without HIV. Cardiovascular disease is one of the more common comorbidities. The good news is there are some things you can do to minimise your risks associated with COVID-19, HIV, and CVD. You have probably heard of "cardiovascular disease" before, however, you may not know... Read more

Face Masks – To Wear?

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Face masks have been a debated topic since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and our health officials didn’t make the messaging easy to understand. Wearing face masks may protect you from droplets (small drops) when a person with COVID-19 coughs, speaks or sneezes, and you are less than 1.5 metres away from them. Wearing a mask will also help protect others if you are infected with the virus, but do not have... Read more

COVID-19 Risks for people with HIV

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the way we go through everyday life. From physical distancing to temporary lockdowns – the impacts are being felt by nearly everyone. For people with HIV, this new virus may have brought up a sense of déjà vu and may cause concerns for people about vulnerability to COVID19. However, the current research suggests that people with HIV with no comorbidities are at no... Read more

QPP COVID-19 Community Update – 25th August 2020

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Our Current Activities The health and wellbeing of our staff, clients, and the community during the current COVID-19 pandemic is our number one priority. We have been actively monitoring, implementing risk management strategies and planning for all stages of this rapidly evolving situation. With this duty of care at the forefront of our minds, QPP has responded by proactively modifying the way we deliver services... Read more

QPP COVID-19 Community Update – 20th May 2020

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QPP would like to acknowledge the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) announcement of the official names for the virus responsible for COVID-19 (previously known as “2019 novel coronavirus”) and the disease it causes. Please note: to prevent any confusion in information and resources, material published before the virus was officially named will not be updated unless necessary in order to avoid confusion. Naming... Read more

QPP COVID-19 Community Update – 7th May 2020

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There are numerous sources of online information on Coronavirus. QPP has selected a few resources for you to read according to what you want to know: What is Coronavirus COVID-19? For up-to-date Australian information and resources on COVID-19 novel coronavirus visit the Australian Government Department of Health website. To help you understand the facts and avoid the myths of COVID-19, please visit the Queensland... 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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