This site provides sexual health, HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis information and resources for the community, health professionals and educators.
There is a range of statewide public health initiatives to protect and promote sexual health and prevent illness. Queensland Health’s work in this area is guided by Strategic Directions for Health Protection 2010 - 2013.
Queensland’s whole-of-government response is outlined in the Queensland HIV, Hepatitis C and Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy 2005–2011 (PDF, 858kb). Work is this area is conducted by Queensland Health’s Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually transmissible Infections Team.
World AIDS Day on 1 December and AIDS Awareness Week in the week preceding are global opportunities to raise awareness in the community related to HIV and AIDS. The theme for 2012 is HIV is still here. Wearing a red ribbon on World AIDS Day helps raise awareness of HIV and shows support for those living with HIV. Visit Queensland World AIDS Day website for further information.