Ushering in change for people with HIV
Posted in: Health & HIV 27th April 2015
In these changing times of the HIV epidemic in our midst a new boss of our largest HIV-positive people's support and advocacy organisation signals Body Positive is ready to reinvent itself.
HIV antibody trial has a breakthrough
A new HIV treatment using a synthetic antibody has led to a 300-fold reduction in patientsâ€™ viral loads in trials.
Trans and intersex healthcare: urgent attention needed
â€śCurrently in Aotearoa we are at a point of greatest need,â€ť Auckland counsellor and advocate Tom Hamilton has told MPs on Parliament's Health Select Committee.
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.
HIV and the law: When sex is a crime
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.
Celebrating 30 years of the NZAF
Posted in: Health & HIV 4th March 2015
"I have been privileged to play only a small part in this journey; some of you have been around from the beginning when the gay community responded to the AIDS crisis. We pass the baton between us in what is a marathon, not a sprint."
Survivors of 80s AIDS crisis share stories
Posted in: Health & HIV 6th February 2015
From the role of lesbians to the vanishing of whole neighborhoods, real LGBTI people share their experiences.
A thank you from Jonathan Smith
At a New Zealand AIDS Foundation event celebrating Jonathan Smith, the New Zealand Order of Merit recipient offered plenty of thanks of his own. We share his speech.
Matt Bomer's Globes acceptance speech
In gay actor Matt Bomerâ€™s Golden Globes acceptance speech he stated "we love you, we remember you" to those lost to HIV/AIDS.
The biggest HIV/AIDS research breakthroughs of 2014
Posted in: Health & HIV 20th December 2014
The Huff Post rounds up a list of the most exciting HIV and AIDS findings of 2014.
The NZAF's Christmas message
New Zealand AIDS Foundation Executive Director Shaun Robinson says while 2014 has been a big year for the organisation, continued vigilance in the prevention of HIV and STIs is needed.
Decades of making a difference - Pt3
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
Brice Kilmister, just retired from running Body Positive, recalls his days as a drug smuggler, political activist and (extremely) stroppy man living with HIV.
Decades of making a difference - Pt1
After more than twenty years advocating on behalf of people struggling with HIV infection, Body Positive's CEO looks back as he packs up his office and retires.
Watch: More than HIV
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.