Health and wellbeing: your views needed
Posted in: Health & HIV 29th July 2015
GayNZ.com readers are being asked to take part in survey asking people Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and United States their views on health and wellbeing in their communities.
Health: cervical screening for trans men
Posted in: Health & HIV 28th July 2015
A World Health Organisation Report is calling for regular and respectful cervical cancer screening for transgender men, something which is part of official advice from the Ministry of Health here in NZ.
Studies support earlier HIV treatment
Researchers and advocates say results from two landmark studies have bolstered the scientific case for initiating HIV treatment soon after diagnosis.
Finding Common Ground with our youth
Government-backed website Common Ground is full of useful tips on how everyone can have open conversations about gender and sexuality with youth.
The 30 Project: Part 2
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
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
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.
Watch: Me, Myself and I
Common Ground shares the story of Gabe, a Samoan teen who has recently become more aware of his attraction to other boys, and feels that there is no one around him who'd understand.
NZ's HIV prevention debate: a West Australian view
Posted in: Health & HIV 11th June 2015
The West Australian AIDS Council gives its own critique of Michael Stevens' criticism the NZ AIDS Foundation's on-going safe sex promotion message.
HIV prevention, a different perspective
NZAF head Shaun Robinson says careful strategy is needed in the face of rising HIV diagnosis figures but condoms must remain at the forefront of prevention efforts while alternatives are approached with caution.
Condoms are working!
Sexual health researcher Dr Peter Saxton disagrees with a claim that our increase in HIV diagnoses means the condom-focused HIV prevention strategy isn't working.
Something's not working
"You cannot blame every new infection on NZAF failure â€“ but when it is a consistent upward trend then itâ€™s reasonable to ask whatâ€™s going wrong," writes Michael Stevens.
HIV and AIDS - The Earliest Days, Pt.2
Posted in: Health & HIV 31st May 2015
Dr. Rod Ellis-Pegler describes the build-up of cases of fatal HIV and the international intransigence in the face of the expanding epidemic. And the disastrous effects HIV had on the health of hundreds of gay New Zealand men.
HIV and AIDS - The Earliest days, Pt 1.
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
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.