HIV

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

NZ ahead of the pack in funding revolutionary HIV-prevention drug PrEP

NZ ahead of the pack in funding revolutionary HIV-prevention drug PrEP

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation applauds PHARMAC’s decision to become one of the first countries in the world to publicly fund the HIV-prevention drug Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) – meaning those at high risk of HIV have another way to protect themselves. From 1 March 2018, Gilead Sciences’ drug Truvada will be available to eligible patients […]

HIV Positive Man Wins Mr Gay New Zealand

HIV Positive Man Wins Mr Gay New Zealand

An Auckland man that is living with HIV and devotes his life to HIV advocacy and community awareness has won the 2017 Mr. Gay New Zealand title. Charlie Tredway won the competition after the ten finalists were put through an extensive array of activities to find out who will represent the country at the Mr. […]


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