Blood borne viruses are viruses present in the blood of an infected person. Viruses can be transmitted by coming into contact with the blood of an infected person. In Queensland, BBVs of particular concern are hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV. All these viruses are spread in different ways, including sexual transmission in some circumstances. There is a range of different ways to prevent people from getting BBVs.
The Queensland Positive Speakers Bureau is a service providing a unique personal insight into living with HIV or viral hepatitis for audiences and educators across all sectors including health, sporting, religious, education, corporate and government.
The public speakers are people living with either HIV, viral hepatitis, or both, who each have stories to tell in raising awareness and providing education to prevent the spread of HIV and viral hepatitis. Speakers are trained to use their first hand knowledge along with facts about prevention and transmission to create a professional and informative presentation.
The Queensland Positive Speakers Bureau is a partnership between Hepatitis Queensland, Queensland Positive People, Ethnic Communities Council Queensland and The University of Queensland HIV and HCV Education Projects.
You can contact the Queensland Positive Speakers Bureau or by phoning (07) 3013 5509.