Category Archives: Publications

Affordable Gift Ideas

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Getting unique and thoughtful presents for everyone can be hard, so here are 5 DIY and 10 Mix and Match ideas to give to anyone in your life. DIY Bath bombs There is nothing like getting into a fresh and fun bath of colourful water. If the person don't have a bathtub try a Shower Steamer, just leave it at the bottom of the shower and let it diffuse essential oils into your shower. Candied Popcorn This is a... Read more

Christmas Holidays Emergency Accommodation and Homeless Services 2018

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Helplines Homeless Hotline—phone 1800 474 753 DVConnect—phone 1800 811 811, Men's line 1800 600 636 Brisbane Homelessness Service Centre—phone 07 3036 4444 Townsville Homelessness Hub—phone 07 4753 0600 Cairns Homelessness Service Hub—phone 07 4046 8050 The Salvation Army (Salvos)—phone 13 72 58 St Vincent de Paul Society (Vinnies)—phone 07 3010 1096 Ozcare—phone 1800 692 273 ... Read more

Health Care and Self Care

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The Festive Season is upon us, and this means that many health and medical services may be shutting their doors for the New Year and Christmas period. This may mean your GP, HIV clinic and pharmacy where you collect your medicine could be unavailable, and it’s important to have a plan for your health care during that time. This could mean calling any services you routinely use to find out their closure dates, having... Read more

15 Things To Do If You Don’t Do Christmas

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In 1997 the widely popular sitcom Seinfeld brought us Festivus [for the rest of us], which TV critic Dan Salkin describes as "the perfect secular theme for an all-inclusive December gathering". But whether you enjoy a traditional Festivus dinner or not, here are 15 things to keep you and your friends in a joyous mood. Glue things to other things until you're happy with how it looks and hang it on your wall; macaroni... Read more

In for a wet one or expecting the big dry? Alcohol, Parties and You

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Alcohol is a part of life for many people, and moderation is the key to a healthy life. .  The Guidelines, for both men and women, recommend: No more than two (2) standard drinks on any day, to reduce the lifetime risk of harm from alcohol-related disease or injury; and No more than four (4) standard drinks on a single occasion, to reduce the risk of alcohol -related injury arising from that occasion. It is... Read more

Stress Less Holidays

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Self-care is important all of the time, but it is particularly important in stressful periods such as the festive season where added obligations and commitments may seem over-bearing on you.  Remember that your mental health is more important than any sense of obligation and stress you may feel about any ‘celebrations’ and ‘get-togethers’ with others. Set boundaries and avoid high stress situations Setting... Read more

HIV Disclosure Guide

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This guide contains the relevant law on disclosure of HIV status as it applies in Queensland as at June . It contains information on when to disclose in relation to employment, insurance, sex & relationships and more. It has been prepared by the HIV/AIDS Legal Centre (HALC) in partnership with, and funded by Queensland Positive People (QPP).

Media Release: Removal of ‘AIDS’ from the Notifiable Conditions Schedule

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Queensland Positive People (QPP) welcomes the Queensland Government’s announcement today of the official removal of AIDS from the Notifiable Conditions Schedule in Queensland. Read Queensland Health's Media Statement, HIV treatment stops AIDS in its tracks, here. QPP President, Mark Counter, said that “It is a testament to modern science that people living with HIV (PLHIV) on a modern HIV treatment... Read more

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.