SNACK podcast series

QPP has produced several podcast episodes as a part of the Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland’s SNACK (Some New Aged Care Knowledge) Podcast Series.

This series is Designed for home care staff or people training/planning to join the home care workforce. Each podcast focuses on the real experiences of providing, and receiving, person-centred care.

Our podcast episodes provide information to the home care workforce about utilising a person-centred approach when working with people living with HIV (PLHIV), as well as dispelling any of the myths and misconceptions about living and ageing with HIV.

As compassionate caregivers, you’ll delve into the essentials of person-centred care for older individuals living with HIV, gaining invaluable insights to elevate your practice. Beyond the medical nuances, this season emphasises the significance of fostering open-mindedness and acceptance. In the diverse realm of aged and home care, you’ll encounter individuals from all walks of life. Our episodes guide you in cultivating an inclusive approach, recognising the importance of embracing diversity and tailoring care to each unique individual.

Subscribe now and empower yourself to provide compassionate, person-centred care that transcends boundaries.

This season of SNACK has been produced by Queensland Positive People as part of the COTA Queensland Consortium Home Care Workforce Support Program which received grant funding from the Australian Government.

Listen to our SNACK podcast series

About our podcast host and producer

Our SNACK podcasts are proudly hosted by Blair Martin. Blair is an award winning actor, presenter, writer, and radio host of Queer Radio at community radio 4ZZZ Meanjin/Brisbane.

We would also like to thank to all the guests and organisations that contributed to each episode. QPP created this series of the SNACK podcast with the assistance of producer Martin Franklin at East Coast Studio.

Useful links

Growing Older with HIV

As we age PLHIV, still share many of the same changes and health concerns as the general population.

Aged Care Navigation

Our aged care navigator program provides support to vulnerable older people who have significant difficulty navigating My Aged Care.

What is HIV?

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It is a virus that causes the weakening of the body’s immune system.

HIV Treatments

Treatment for HIV has come a long way in the past four decades, with modern treatments being very easy to take and highly effective.

Mature Age & Long Term Survivors Group

Held monthly, the long term survivors social group is a great place to meet others living with HIV and share stories and make friends.


Menopause is a natural part of the ageing process, when a persons ovaries stops working, and menstruation ends.

HPV & Related Cancers

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection, but research indicates that types 16 and 18 cause 70% of cervical cancers and over 80% of anal cancers worldwide.

HIV Long Term Survivors Awareness Day

June 5th is HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day. We celebrate the courage and advocacy of those who came before us.

Our trained team is here to help you should you have any questions or need support. You can call for free from a Queensland land-line on 1800 636 241 or call (07) 3013 5555 (national). You can also email us or use the contact form or the chat function in the corner of our website.

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