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Saturday 20 September 2014


 Study sheds light on gay/bi STI rates
Posted in: New Zealand Daily News, Safe Sex  13th August 2014
One in 12 gay or bisexual men who participated in key health surveys in 2011 reported having had an STI in the previous year.


 Ask our expert: First timers
Posted in: Safe Sex, Health & HIV  24th September 2013
“Me and my boyfriend are both virgins and we are planning on having sex soon," asks one person. "I am 56 and for the first time I am really keen to have sex with another guy," another wants to know.


 Black Caps back HIV awareness
Posted in: Safe Sex, Features  9th June 2013
The Black Caps are taking part in an initiative using cricket to put HIV prevention and anti-stigma messages in the spotlight.


 On "Love, Trust, Marriage & HIV"
Posted in: Safe Sex, Features  6th March 2013
Nick Laing from the NZAF responds to Michael Stevens' blog on the use of condoms by married gay men.


 Condom distribution up, HIV diagnoses down
Posted in: New Zealand Daily News, Safe Sex  27th November 2012
Over half a million free condoms have been distributed by the NZ AIDS Foundation over the past year against a background of a significant lowering in HIV infection rates and a good uptake of its Get It On safe sex campaign.


 The “M” word
Posted in: Safe Sex, Features, Health & HIV  1st September 2012
Dr Peter Saxton from the AIDS Epidemiology group has responded to an opinion piece from a religious history lecturer about manogamy.


 The bareback contradiction
Posted in: Blogger Zone, Safe Sex  28th June 2012
"Despite strongly-branded campaigns from the New Zealand AIDS Foundation urging gay men to 'love your condom', there are clearly men who don't, and there is a vacuum of discussion around why they don't," writes Bipolar Bear.


 Ask Our Expert: the first time
Posted in: Ask Our Expert, Safe Sex  25th June 2012
“I’m ready to try having sex with a guy for the first time, but TBH I don’t really know what to expect or what to do ... I don’t want my first time to be a bad experience. Help?”


 Get It On! a wall
Posted in: Entertainment, Safe Sex  24th April 2012
Get It On! is taking its message to the streets with a series of murals in the nation’s biggest cities sharing the pro-condom message.


 No hookups?
Posted in: Blogger Zone, Safe Sex, Features  20th January 2012
What's with guys who use sites like Scruff or Grindr and say 'no hookups?' Michael Stevens had a storm of responses to this very question. What do you think?


 The bareback debate
Posted in: Safe Sex, Features  16th April 2011
The New Zealand AIDS Foundation and OUTLine respond to the renewed barebacking debate, after the new Mr Leather Australia and New Zealand controversially spoke out in favour of freedom of choice when it comes to bareback porn.


 Who’s to Blame?
Posted in: Blogger Zone, Safe Sex  10th November 2010
Michael Stevens reponds to a piece he has read which says 65% of US gay men think anyone HIV+ who barebacks (has unsafe sex in other words) without disclosing their status should face criminal prosecution.


 Editorial: 25 years on, has the NZAF lost the plot?
Posted in: Safe Sex  25th August 2010
Changes in structure and management at the NZ AIDS Foundation in recent years, particularly its HIV prevention services, have not been for the best.


 Opening up about our open relationships
Posted in: Safe Sex, People  6th February 2010
Kiwi research which confirmed what NZ gay and bi men have known for ages - that monogamy's not for every couple - is now being echoed in the USA.


 17,046 condom packs for NZ's sexy summer
Posted in: New Zealand Daily News, Safe Sex  23rd January 2010
Safe sex workers distributed a total of 17,046 holiday condom and lube packs to gay hotspots around NZ over the summery Xmas and New Year.