HIV

Evolve Education Fires HIV Positive Women

Evolve Education Fires HIV Positive Women

Evolve Education, an early childhood education company, told parents of children the daycare manager was HIV-positive to dispel any “fear” they might have over possible “danger” to their children. Evolve Education chief executive Mike Finlay was reported as saying this was so the parents were “fully informed of the absolute situation and, if anything, the […]

Video: One Of Those Chats

NZAF and the Ending HIV campaign has launched a new video on UVL. Maintaining an Undetectable Viral Load for more than six months means HIV can’t be passed on through sex. It doesn’t mean you’re into sexbot roleplay – although that’s kind of hot. Learn more at www.endinghiv.org.nz/UVL

International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2018 – 20 May 2018

International AIDS Candlelight Memorial 2018 – 20 May 2018

The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is the oldest tradition against HIV / AIDS held annually around New Zealand and across the world. Services will be held across New Zealand on Sunday 20th May 2018, so please pop along and show your support if you can. **Wellington** 4pm – Tararua Tramping Clubrooms, 4 Moncrieff St (off […]

Papua New Guinea – HIV Drug Shortage

Papua New Guinea – HIV Drug Shortage

Radio NZ has reported that “The National AIDS Council of Papua New Guinea says budget cuts are behind a critical shortage of anti-retroviral drugs in the country and there is no immediate solution to the problem.” This was earlier in the month reported in the Papua New Guinea Times where they reported that “It has […]

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 […]

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 […]


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