Sweat with Pride – August 2020

It’s outrageous that, in 2020 in Aotearoa, our LGBTQI+ communities have worse health outcomes than their straight peers. Stigma and discrimination lead to higher rates of mental health issues and even suicide. And then there are the physical illnesses – STIs like syphilis and HIV are disproportionately affecting our community. Our gay and bi guys […]

Viral Facebook post targets NZ AIDS Foundation call centre

Viral Facebook post targets NZ AIDS Foundation call centre

A Facebook post that promises a $10 phone credit is causing havoc for the New Zealand AIDS Foundation. The post, which encourages users to call an 0800 number to receive the credit, has resulted in hundreds of calls to an NZAF helpline over the past 24 hours – creating extra work for staff, and blocking […]

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 […]

Rainbow organisations question government election promises

Rainbow organisations question government election promises

Nine of New Zealand’s leading rainbow organisations have written to various ministers of the new government about the campaign promises made to the rainbow community, asking to see action and prioritisation of rainbow community issues. After an election campaign which featured many historic commitments, rainbow organisations around the country have sent letters to Minister of […]

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 […]


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