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Saturday 23 May 2015

 HIV and AIDS - The Earliest days
Posted in: Health & HIV, Features  17th May 2015
Retired Infectious Diseases specialist Rod Ellis-Pegler recalls the early days as HIV and AIDS moved from ignorance to fear to death and crept inexorably through our national community of gay and bisexual men.

 STI cuts won't affect Ak gay, trans & HIV folk
Posted in: New Zealand Daily News, Health & HIV  12th May 2015
A 30% cut in sexual health services provided to the Auckland region will not affect transgender people, men who have sex with men and people with HIV, according to a circulating discussion document and a sexual health physician.

 The relationship conversations we need to have
Posted in: Living Well, Features  12th May 2015
Educator Vicky Wood wants to start a conversation about healthy relationships in our communities, and will begin with a workshop for queer and trans young people in Auckland.

 Elizabeth Kerekere’s Top Relationship Tips
Posted in: Health & HIV, Features  6th May 2015
"Great relationships are woven from strands of laughter, thoughtfulness and shared experience to create a taonga of trust, respect and intimacy – not work but a labour of love".

 Ushering in change for people with HIV - Pt 2
Posted in: Health & HIV, Features  3rd May 2015
Awareness, education, leadership and community fundraising are amongst the tools new Body Positive boss Mark Fisher will draw on... and a deeply personal experience of HIV.

 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.

 Ushering in change for people with HIV - Pt 1
Posted in: Health & HIV, Features  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
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.

 Trans and intersex healthcare: urgent attention needed
Posted in: Health & HIV, Features  1st April 2015
“Currently in Aotearoa we are at a point of greatest need,” Auckland counsellor and advocate Tom Hamilton has told MPs on Parliament's Health Select Committee.

 Condoms optional: Promoting the PrEP philosophy
Posted in: Safe Sex, Features  14th March 2015
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
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.

 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
Posted in: Our Communities, Health & HIV  2nd February 2015
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
Posted in: Movies, Health & HIV  13th January 2015
In gay actor Matt Bomer’s Golden Globes acceptance speech he stated "we love you, we remember you" to those lost to HIV/AIDS.