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Wednesday 08 April 2009

The NZ AIDS Foundation's 2008 in review

Posted in: Features, HIV
By - 15th December 2008

The NZAF's Simon Harger-Forde
This year the NZ AIDS Foundation has produced its Annual Report in video form, sent out to its members on DVD, and now made available on YouTube.

Accompanied by the Foundation's short annual financial statement, the DVD gives an overview of the organisation's activities over the past year, including its work to stop the spread of HIV and its support of people already infected with the virus.

Distributed primarily to inform the Foundation's membership, the grass-roots-level people to whom the organisation is ultimately accountable, as a document it deserves wider dissemination so New Zealand men who have sex with men can see how the publicly-funded Foundation sees itself and its work.

Part One - Views from the top

NZAF Board Chairperson Mark Henrickson and NZAF Executive Director Rachael Le Mesurier reflect on the year gone by - and the way forward.

Part Two - Spreading the word

The Foundation's Director of HIV Prevention & Communications Simon Harger-Forde speaks about using new technology to get the message out, Levi Bristow and Shannon Brown explain the Bro Online website, and Linette Gambiza highlights the NZAF's work with New Zealand's African community.

Part Three - Tony & Pete give us their numbers

The Foundation's Research Director Tony Hughes talks about the state of HIV infection in NZ now, while Senior Researcher Peter Saxton's reveals more about gay men's health and hook-ups via findings from the GAPSS survey.

Part Four - Positive Health

The Burnett Centre's Regional Manager Wayne Otter talks about the year ahead for Positive Health.

Further information and contact details for the NZ AIDS Foundation are on their official website, linked below. - 15th December 2008