HIV Prevention & Support
HIV* IS STILL HERE
ITS EASY TO AVOID HIV
Condoms with water-based lube can prevent HIV & most STIs*
Visit qc.org.au/order-safe-sex-supplies order free condoms (discretely delivered to your door).
PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis)
Follow the link below to find out how one pill a day can prevent HIV
Undetectable equals Untransmissible
People who take HIV medication & have an undetectable viral load*
for at least 6 months, can’t pass on HIV to their sexual partners.
Follow this link to learn more
Sexual Health check-ups
Test every 3 months.
Find a sexual health clinic nearest to you here using this QLD Testing Directory
(Some clinics test at no cost - A Medicare card may not be needed)
You need to access PEP (Post-exposure Prophylaxis) within 72 hours if exposed to HIV.
Ask the venue staff for assistance in locating the closest Public Hospital Emergency Department or Sexual Health Clinic, to access PEP.
*STI sexually transmitted infection
*HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a virus that attacks the immune system (The immune system fights infections & diseases in a person's body). HIV is mostly passed on during anal sex when no protections is used.
*Undetectable viral load
A HIV viral load is how the amount of HIV is measured in a person’s blood. This is done by means of a viral load test. Each person living with HIV has different levels of HIV in their blood. Effective HIV treatment can significantly reduce a person’s viral load to a point where it is classed as undetectable.