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Are you looking for information about HIV and AIDS that is appropriate and relevant to you, your community, or your clients?

We actively work with culturally and linguistically diverse communities across Queensland to increase awareness about HIV and AIDS. It is vital that people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are not disadvantaged in accessing HIV/AIDS health information and services, and that the promotion of wellbeing is appropriate for the diverse needs of these communities. We provide a variety of services and information on HIV/AIDS, including free workshops, bilingual community health workers, support groups, translated material and general resources.

How we can help you

Workshops

We offer free workshops and presentations on HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and STIs to culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities including CALD youth, service providers, bilingual health workers and volunteers. Some workshops can be delivered in community languages. A minimum of six participants are required.

If you are interested in booking a free workshop or presentation, please contact Mekita Vanderheyde, Multicultural Resources, Training and Community Development Officer on 3844 9166 or email resources@eccq.com.au. You can read more about the types of workshops we offer here.

Support

Several bilingual health workers do hold support groups; however, since HIV and viral hepatitis remain highly stigmatised conditions, support groups are not available in every community. Support groups give people the opportunity to share their experiences, and connect with other people in the community. For further information about our support groups, please contact Mekita Vanderheyde, Multicultural Resources, Training and Community Development Officer on 3844 9166 or resources@eccq.com.au

Translated publications

We have developed a range of translated material on topics including HIV/AIDS. These can be downloaded, or ordered online and mailed out to you. View order forms.

Resources

Read Queensland Health’s HIV/AIDS Factsheet here.  National data, through The HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexually Transmissible Infections in Australia Annual Surveillance Report 2012, produced by the Kirby Institute and the University of NSW, can be found here.  The most recent state data, through The 2011 HIV/AIDS Report: Epidemiology and Surveillance produced by Queensland Health, can be found here.

Click here for information on testing.
Click here to download our brochure on testing.

Services

If you are looking for a HIV/AIDS organisation or service, we have put together a Health Services Directory. This list contains contact details for government and non-government HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, sexual health services as well as legal services and multicultural organisations.