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Thursday 17 April 2014

 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: Health & 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: Health & 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 story behind 'Gay First Kiss'
Posted in: Health & HIV, Features  26th March 2014
Creator (and featured kisser!) Trak Gray tells us how much fun filming was, who had their first kiss EVER and whether it all sparked some real romance.

 First kiss (gay version)
Posted in: Health & HIV, Features  24th March 2014
Ten gay guys kissing for the first time? Love Your Condom's gay version of the 'stranger first kiss' video is absolutely adorable. Watch it here.

 "Keep using condoms" the clear message
Posted in: Health & HIV, Features  10th March 2014
NZ experts are advising caution over the latest results from a study into the risks of transmission where one partner is HIV positive, and taking effective HIV treatment.

 "A wake-up call"
Posted in: Health & HIV, Features  23rd January 2014
Ground-breaking research backing up all the anecdotal evidence that many transgender teenagers are struggling is being described as "a wake-up call for all of us".

 The blood donation debate: An international perspective
Posted in: Health & HIV  23rd December 2013
Lgbti communities don’t agree on everything, so how do we resolve those issues on which there is honest dissent and diversity of opinion?

 The body image issue: A therapist responds
Posted in: Health & HIV, Features  14th December 2013
"The subjects of self-esteem, body image, and privilege are close to my heart, having both struggled with them myself, and frequently observed them in my clients," writes Paul Letham.

 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.

 Pride in Defence: Barry Taylor
Posted in: Living Well  6th December 2013
Australian National LGBTI Health Alliance (MindOUT!) Senior Project Officer Barry Taylor spoke with journalist John MacDonald on affirming diversity for positive mental health.

 HIV - Homophobia and craziness
Posted in: Health & HIV, Features  4th December 2013
UNAIDS refutes the NZAF's criticisms that it is a homophobic organisation but criticises the lack of resources going into surging gay and bi HIV epidemics around the world.

 HIV - Prevention by clinician
Posted in: Health & HIV  3rd December 2013
One of the highest UNAIDS officials, Dr Luiz Loures, responds to NZAF concerns that it's clinically-based "treatment as prevention model won't work for gay and bi men".

 HIV - Treatment as prevention?
Posted in: Health & HIV, Features  1st December 2013
WORLD AIDS DAY DECEMBER 1ST: While optimistic claims of the end of the HIV epidemic are being trumpeted, the global solution is unlikely to help men who have sex with men.

 HIV - Diverging prevention paths
Posted in: Health & HIV, Features  30th November 2013
New Zealand successfully sticks to the 'condoms every time' model but relaxing their stance proves to be a recipe for disaster for many other countries.