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Tuesday 17 January 2017

 Update: Body Positive, after the battle
Posted in: Health & HIV  30th December 2016
In the months before last Christmas a row between the board of Body Positive and a group of its members was messy, at times nasty and looking like it could seriously destabilise the organisation.

 What If... HIV/AIDS Had Never Existed?
Posted in: Health & HIV  15th December 2016
Alternate histories are one of the most thriving genres of contemporary science fiction. One forthcoming US film asks the poignant question: What if HIV/AIDS had never existed?

 HIV/AIDS and Neoliberalism
Posted in: HIV  4th December 2016
Something is going wrong with gay men's ability to self-manage HIV/AIDS in New Zealand. Is it our neoliberal government orthodoxy?

 Editorial: Where are the gay and bi men?
Posted in: Health & HIV, Features  29th November 2016
Other than a core group of those committed to HIV prevention and support work gay and bi men are not visible enough for World AIDS Day.

 Calling for change this World AIDS Day
Posted in: Health & HIV  25th November 2016
World AIDS Day is less than a week away and the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, Body Positive and Positive Women are once again taking to the streets to raise funds and raise awareness of HIV.

 Min. of Health rejects HIV study funding claims
Posted in: New Zealand Daily News, Health & HIV  19th October 2016
The ministry of health has rejected suggestions by sources inside the health sector that denial of funding for the next round of surveys into the sexual behaviours of men at risk of contracting HIV is a flow-on effect from its head office refurbishment cost blow-out and recent loss of senior staff.

 Changing tactics for changing times
Posted in: Health & HIV, Features  18th October 2016
The NZAF is about to move away from its Love Your Condom HIV prevention campaign to a core message progressively and publicly embracing condom alternatives - but is the government helping or hindering?

 HIV prevention: Groping in the dark
Posted in: Health & HIV  5th October 2016
At one of the most difficult periods of the fight against resurgent HIV in New Zealand the Ministry of Health has effectively blinded the NZ AIDS Foundation to what is underlying the changing epidemic.

 HIV prevention: It's time for a change
Posted in: Health & HIV, Our Communities  29th September 2016
Year by year there are more and more gay and bi men being diagnosed with HIV, it's reached record levels. What's the new boss of the NZAF going to do about it?

 Leading from the head and the heart
Posted in: Health & HIV, Community  28th September 2016
The first gay man to head the NZ AIDS Foundation in fifteen years talks about how his sexuality is integral to how he sees his job and the work ahead.

 Truvada and Access: A Further Update
Posted in: Health & HIV  15th September 2016

 PrEP in New Zealand: Update
Posted in: HIV  5th September 2016
What is the current status of post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in New Zealand?

 PrEP and Medicine Regulation
Posted in: Health & HIV  22nd August 2016
In the United Kingdom and Australia, the vexed question of Truvada/PrEP access has become a fraught and complex issue. Let's clarify it in this article.

 Truvada and Pharmac
Posted in: Health & HIV  4th June 2016

 Truvada in New Zealand
Posted in: HIV  1st June 2016
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) has been making inroads elsewhere in the western world. What is the New Zealand situation, however?