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Monday 05 October 2015

 PrEP a 'reasonable option' for some NZ men
Posted in: New Zealand Daily News, HIV  25th September 2015
A local infectious diseases specialist says HIV prevention drug PrEP is a reasonable option for protecting New Zealand gay and bisexual men, who aren't using condoms, from HIV.

 Body Positive to shut Wellington office
Posted in: HIV, New Zealand Daily News  31st August 2015
Just two years after it opened, Body Positive's Wellington office is to be shut down as the organisation faces a financial shortfall of $75,000.

 Health: HIV and trans women
Posted in: HIV  13th August 2015
The World Health Organisation has released a report offering guidance on HIV and other health issues for trans women, treating them as a separate group than ‘men who have sex with men’ for the first time.

 The 30 Project: Part 2
Posted in: HIV, Features  9th July 2015
The New Zealand AIDS Foundation has released the second episode of the 30 Project, to mark its 30th anniversary commemorations. Part two spans the decade from 1995 to 2005.

 The early days of HIV - Warren Lindberg
Posted in: HIV, Features  6th July 2015
The first Executive Director of the NZ AIDS Foundation recalls the first decade of HIV and AIDS in the gay male community, wryly noting "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."

 Watch: The 30 Project episode 1
Posted in: HIV, Features  1st July 2015
The New Zealand AIDS Foundation has released the first episode of the 30 Project as it prepares for its 30th anniversary celebration at Auckland Museum tonight.

 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. was allowed to visit their final resting place...