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Rise in Syphilis Cases Brings Calls to Practise Safe Sex – Ministry of Health Press Release

Rise in Syphilis Cases Brings Calls to Practise Safe Sex  – Ministry of Health Press Release

A rise in the number of syphilis cases being reported in New Zealand, particularly in Wellington and Auckland, is prompting renewed calls for people to practise safe sex, including the use of condoms. The unfortunate rise has seen New Zealand fall into line with international trends. The incidence of syphilis has been on the rise […]

Stuff: Father’s moving tribute to murdered Zena Campbell

Stuff: Father’s moving tribute to murdered Zena Campbell

Chris Campbell, the father of Zena Campbell, thanked the crowd and gave a moving tribute to his daughter at the vigil at Civic Square on Tuesday night reported Stuff. About 100 people attended Tuesday’s vigil for Zena. The event opened with a karakia by takatāpui group Tīwhanawhana. A moment of silence was observed for Zena, […]

Stephen Berry ACT Party – Pharmac’s anti-HIV drug subsidy is an own goal for LGBT

Stephen Berry ACT Party – Pharmac’s anti-HIV drug subsidy is an own goal for LGBT

Stephen Berry writing in The Spinoff asks with Truvada costing $900 a month, should Pharmac be subsidising it when generics are available for just $1 a day? Berry’s key points are: It is expensive – $900 a month versus generic PrEP at a cost of $1 a day ( NZAF suggest import cost of $50 […]

Pharmca Proposal to Widen Access and Change the Funded Brand of Hep B and HIV drugs

Pharmca Proposal to Widen Access and Change the Funded Brand of Hep B and HIV drugs

PHARMAC is proposing the widening of access to tenofovir disoproxil and entecavir, antiviral medicines used for the treatment of hepatitis B and HIV. These changes would have impacts that they would like your feedback on: From 1 June 2018 the Special Authority and Hospital Restrictions for both chemicals would be removed. The funded brand of […]

People Living with HIV in Pacific Islands Face Stigma and Discrimination

People Living with HIV in Pacific Islands Face Stigma and Discrimination

A new study has found that people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the Pacific islands are experiencing high levels of stigma and discrimination, resulting in social exclusion and hindering access to basic social services including health care. The People Living with HIV Stigma Index Study, conducted by the Fiji Network of People […]

Christchurch Pride – Inclusion of Sex on Site Venue

Christchurch Pride – Inclusion of Sex on Site Venue

Christchurch Pride have confirmed that some people find the inclusion of a sex on site venue during pride week as an issue. They have put a post on facebook to explain this inclusion which has prompted some interesting discussion on the issues of sexuality and gender. Their post is below and the comments on it […]

NZAF Trustee/Board Member Applications sought

NZAF Trustee/Board Member Applications sought

he New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) Trust Board is seeking to appoint one new Trustee/Board member. This is an unpaid, voluntary position for a two-year term. We are seeking applications from people with the following skills or experience in addition to basic governance expertise: Tikanga Māori Strategic Thinking Human Resources Branding and PR Fundraising Governance […]

Auckland Grammar builds gender neutral bathrooms

Auckland Grammar builds gender neutral bathrooms

Auckland Grammar – an Auckland boys’ schools – built a new unisex toilet block to cater for transgender students in the future as it moves to gaining the Rainbow Tick. Headmaster Tim O’Connor speaking on Newstalk ZB said the concept came about when school officials realised young men want more privacy in school and public […]


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