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HIV Insights: Through Their Own Eyes

After a highly successful session with international HIV expert Dr Charles Farthing, The New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) INSIGHTS public seminar series returns with its next installment. Dr Jason Myers (NZAF Policy Analyst) will be sharing the stories of gay men living with HIV in Auckland as explored through his multimethod PhD research. Jason graduated […]

New Era for Wellness Fund

At a meeting of the Trust Boards of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) and Body Positive on Friday, 24 June the NZAF formally handed the Wellness Fund to Body Positive, representative of the National Collective of People Living with HIV. Alastair Cameron NZAF Trust Board Chair, presented a cheque for $8000 to his Body […]

Hawaiki Nui Seminars – ‘Our Past, Our Future and HIV’

The NZAF are running a series of seminars around the country focusing on the sexual health of marginalised groups within the Māori and Pacific communities and looking at some of the key issues affecting takatāpui and mahu, vakasalewalewa, palopa, fa’afafine, akava’ine, fakaleiti, and fakafifine (MVPFAFF). Issues to be explored include the impact of HIV and […]

Love Life4 Fono Dates Announced

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) will host the fourth biannual Love Life Fono later this year. The Love Life4 Fono will have a strong emphasis on bringing together young people and sexual minority groups most at risk of HIV, including mahu, vakasalewalewa, palopa, fa’afafine, akava’ine, fakaleiti, and fakafifine. Participants will be invited from both […]

NZ Successful At UN High Level Meeting

For the first time, gay and bisexual men are likely to be prioritised as a group most affected by HIV after a successful push from the New Zealand representative at the UN High Level Meeting that will conclude in New York today. The New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) advocated strongly for the inclusion of gay […]

The role of work in preventing HIV/AIDS must be recognised

The CTU Out@Work Council is asking the Government to support a statement recognising the importance of work in the fight against HIV/Aids, at a high level UN meeting that is taking place in New York now. “It has been 30 years since the first case of AIDS was identified and HIV/AIDS is still having a devastating social and economic impact […]

Stepping up to Prevent HIV in the Pacific

An estimated 54,000 people were confirmed as living with HIV in the Pacific in 2008; with 5,162 new HIV cases being diagnosed in the same year. Excluding Australia and New Zealand , Papua New Guinea accounted for over 99 percent of reported HIV cases in the region in 2007, with Fiji , French Polynesia, Guam […]

NZAF welcomes papal shift on condoms

As World AIDS Day approaches, Pope Benedict XVI’s comments that condom use in certain situations to prevent the transmission of HIV is acceptable has been welcomed by the New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) as the beginning of a shift in the Vatican’s previously hard-line stance on condom use. Rachael Le Mesurier, NZAF Executive Director says: […]

Two new medicines to fight drug-resistant HIV

People with drug-resistant strains of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) now have two new medicines available to combat the disease. Pharmaceutical management agency Pharmac will fund Janssen New Zealand anti-HIV medications Intelence (etravirine) and Prezista (darunavir) from 1 November. These two new drugs are additions to the range of Government-funded HIV treatments which can be used […]

Get your glad rags ready

Get your glad rags ready

Tickets for NZAF’s 25th anniversary dinner in Wellington are now on sale. The dinner is being held on Saturday 24th July at the Roxy Cafe in Cuba Street, from 7-11pm.  Special guest speaker Bill Hastings, the former Chief Censor, will be joining guests for a night of fun and fabulous fundraising. Entertainment includes a quiz […]

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