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Wednesday 06 May 2015


 NZAF's first National HIV Testing Month begins
Posted in: HIV, Features  1st May 2015
The New Zealand AIDS Foundation’s National HIV Testing Month is underway, with family and friends urged to get involved in encouraging people to get tested for HIV and STIs.


 HIV antibody trial has a breakthrough
Posted in: International News, HIV  9th April 2015
A new HIV treatment using a synthetic antibody has led to a 300-fold reduction in patients’ viral loads in trials.


 HIV and the law: When sex is a crime
Posted in: HIV, Features  12th March 2015
Most cases of HIV infection in New Zealand could have wound up in court under current laws. It's time for our legal system to clarify and refine this situation says Mark Fisher.


 Decades of making a difference - Pt3
Posted in: Our Communities, HIV  3rd December 2014
In an era when most HIV positive people still hide from discrimination, Bruce Kilmister has had to be one of the most public faces of HIV in NZ.


 Decades of making a difference - Pt2
Posted in: Our Communities, HIV  1st December 2014
Brice Kilmister, just retired from running Body Positive, recalls his days as a drug smuggler, political activist and (extremely) stroppy man living with HIV.


 Watch: More than HIV
Posted in: HIV, Features  28th November 2014
With collections underway ahead of World AIDS Day on Monday, check out (and share) this video in which six people with HIV discuss the stigma they face.


 Making HIV notifiable won't impact privacy
Posted in: New Zealand Daily News, HIV  4th August 2014
The New Zealand AIDS Foundation says making HIV a notifiable disease will be "extremely helpful" to its work, and people should not be concerned about their privacy being breached.


 NZAF warns against HIV home testing
Posted in: New Zealand Daily News, HIV  12th July 2014
Although Australian health authorities have given HIV home-test kits the go-ahead, New Zealand's primary HIV awareness and prevention organisation remains wary of them being used in this country.


 The AIDS Quilt panels at rest
Posted in: HIV, Features  18th May 2014
Deep in a Te Papa storage vault the lovingly crafted AIDS Memorial Quilt panels lie in specially made cloth bags. GayNZ.com was allowed to visit their final resting place...


 Shaun Robinson on PrEP
Posted in: HIV, Features  4th April 2014
NZAF Executive Director Shaun Robinson discusses perspectives around Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and need for being realistic in its limitations.


 "Not everything that looks great is good at all"
Posted in: HIV  28th March 2014
Justin, 24, has a sobering message for young gay men, after going from being a porn actor, to lying in a hospital bed with full-blown AIDS.


 Check-up: Dr Charles Farthing
Posted in: HIV  27th March 2014
New Zealander Dr Charles Farthing is the Asia Pacific Director of Medical Affairs for HIV and anti-infectives at Merck Sharp & Dohme. We caught up with him on his work, and issues like PrEP, treatment for prevention, discrimination and the ongoing search for a cure.


 The blood debate: one year deferral?
Posted in: HIV, Features  13th December 2013
The NZAF backs a move to cut the stand down period for gay men giving blood to a year. Rainbow Wellington says decisions should be made on a case-by-case basis.


 A Death in the Family
Posted in: Movies, HIV  19th July 2013
NZ On Film has made Peter Wells and Stewart Main's ground-breaking 1986 film A Death in the Family available to watch online.


 â€śStill a lot of fear around HIV”
Posted in: HIV  9th June 2013
Richard Tankersley was on John Tamihere's Think Tank this morning to discuss the issue of prejudice, particularly when it comes to people living with HIV.