Condoms optional: Promoting the PrEP philosophy
Despite NZ's proven success with condoms for controlling the HIV epidemic a controversial visiting porn actor believes pills and trust should be the prevention tools of our future.
Study sheds light on gay/bi STI rates
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
â€śMe 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
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"
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
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 â€śMâ€ť word
Dr Peter Saxton from the AIDS Epidemiology group has responded to an opinion piece from a religious history lecturer about manogamy.
The bareback contradiction
"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
â€śIâ€™m ready to try having sex with a guy for the first time, but TBH I donâ€™t really know what to expect or what to do ... I donâ€™t want my first time to be a bad experience. Help?â€ť
Get It On! a wall
Get It On! is taking its message to the streets with a series of murals in the nationâ€™s biggest cities sharing the pro-condom message.
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
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.
Whoâ€™s to Blame?
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
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.