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Let’s Accentuate the Positive

Let’s Accentuate the Positive

“According to Stuff, the government and some members of the Labour Party aren’t keen on supporting a proposed policy for publicly funded access to hormone replacement therapy and gender reassignment surgery – because they don’t think it is an important enough issue for New Zealanders. I disagree with this response for one reason only: society […]

Sexual Identities Survey

Sexual Identities Survey

Tamara, a doctoral student at Massey University in Palmerston North is researching the relationship between sexual identity development and psychological well-being. The online survey “Sexual Identities (Straight, Gay/Lesbian, Bisexual, Questioning and Others), Identity-related factors, and their impact on Well-being” is open to anyone over the age of 16. Please complete the survey – https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_bDar6WLY95XJQzj and […]

HIV home testing trial on the horizon

HIV home testing trial on the horizon

Executive Director Shaun Robinson told TVNZ Breakfast this morning that NZAF is looking to pilot HIV home tests with on-line and phone support within 12 months. Following a British announcement that home testing rapid tests are now available in the UK, Shaun said although home testing is ‘a step in the right direction,’ it isn’t […]

Not knowing is not worth the risk

Not knowing is not worth the risk

New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) is set to promote its National HIV Testing Month in May 2015. This is a focussed effort over the entire month to encourage Kiwis to test for HIV & STIS, and to raise awareness of risk factors. Testing can be a daunting thought for many and which is why a […]

Name Suppression Continues in HIV Case

Name Suppression Continues in HIV Case

An Auckland man accused of infecting another man with HIV has applied for continued name suppression, supported by the police. The defendant appeared in the Auckland District Court this afternoon facing one count of causing grievous bodily harm with reckless disregard and one of committing a criminal nuisance by doing an unlawful act. His lawyer […]

How did the Christchurch Earthquakes impact on the LGBTI Community?

How did the Christchurch Earthquakes impact on the LGBTI Community?

Researches from the University of Sydney and University of Western Sydney will be exploring the impact of the February 2011 earthquake on Christchurch’s LGBTI residents. The survey seeks to better understand the ongoing impacts of the 22nd February 2011 earthquake on members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community of Christchurch. If […]

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Let’s Accentuate the Positive

“According to Stuff, the government and some members of the Labour Party aren’t keen on supporting a proposed policy for publicly funded access to hormone replacement therapy and gender reassignment surgery – because they don’t think it is an important enough issue for New Zealanders. I disagree with this response for one reason only: society […]

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