"A wake-up call"
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 donâ€™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
"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?
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
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?
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
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.
HIV - Success vs failure
In New Zealand the HIV infection rate amongst gay and bi men is falling. Yet all over the world more and more gay men are contracting HIV. What could the rest of the world learn from us?
Georgina's Dilemma: A Look at Kidney Disease
Posted in: Health & HIV 13th November 2013
Georgina Beyer now needs kidney dialysis to insure that her kidneys continue to function properly. This is probably a good time, then, to examine the medical condition in question.
The Rainbow Health Report
Posted in: Health & HIV 5th November 2013
A ground-breaking new report has found social prejudice continues to have a negative impact on the health of GLBTI people in New Zealand, and research and data collection needs to be a priority in order to forge change. Read it here.
"A standard to rally around"
Posted in: Health & HIV 26th October 2013
The head of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation says a critical report into the state of healthcare for GLBTI New Zealanders is a call to action not only for the health system, but also for the community itself to create change.
Gay men's health - it's time to get angry!
Posted in: Health & HIV 30th September 2013
NZAF boss Shaun Robinson highlights the health issues where gay and bisexual men are over-represented but which New Zealand's health system ignores.
Ask our expert: First timers
â€œMe and my boyfriend are both virgins and we are planning on having sex soon," asks one person. "I am 56 and for the first time I am really keen to have sex with another guy," another wants to know.