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Saturday 10 October 2009


 25 Years of HIV: Don't Give Up
Posted in: HIV  23rd April 2009
Today marks 25 years since the discovery of HIV. Are we any closer to finding a vaccine after all this time? If so, how would it work?


 Editorial: The reality of our HIV epidemic
Posted in: Community, HIV  21st March 2009
HIV is surging back through our communities and we now have to improve our game a hell of a lot to overcome it.


 "HIV still affects my life, every single day"
Posted in: Blogger Zone, HIV  20th March 2009
As HIV infection rates reach record high levels in NZ, long-time HIV+ researcher Michael Stevens says "believe me - it still sucks to get this virus."


 Towards 2010: the NZAF's progress
Posted in: HIV  2nd March 2009
In Part 3 of our interview, the NZAF boss explains social marketing and takes stock of progress towards the Foundation's stated goals.


 NZ AIDS Foundation awards human rights leader
Posted in: HIV  20th February 2009
The NZAF has announced that a Life Membership will be awarded to Richard Tankersley, a Takatāpui Tane leader and the first Takatāpui Human Rights Commissioner in 2009.


 NZAF answers: Homophobes, staff and money
Posted in: HIV  5th February 2009
NZAF boss Rachael Le Mesurier addresses recurring allegations about employee management, financial reporting and the Wellness Fund.


 Facing the HIV "blowout" and the critics
Posted in: HIV  26th January 2009
As the HIV diagnosis rate looks set to rise again, the NZAF's boss responds to criticisms of the Foundation and the changes she has instigated.


 Editorial: Taking the NZAF to task
Posted in: HIV  24th January 2009
With the HIV infection rate amongst gay and bi men predicted to rise again is the NZAF up to the challenge?


 Former Dot's bar owner joins NZAF staff
Posted in: New Zealand Daily News, HIV  23rd January 2009
The former owner of much-missed Ponsonby Road bar Surrender Dorothy - and the alter ego of drag diva Onya Nees - has started work at the NZ AIDS Foundation.


 The NZ AIDS Foundation's 2008 in review
Posted in: Features, HIV  15th December 2008
In a video presentation, the NZAF reports back to the community on its activities through 2008, and plans for the future.


 The UK's gay blood battle
Posted in: Features, HIV  4th December 2008
Gay equality campaigner Peter Tatchell has crossed swords with the UK's leading HIV prevention agency over a continued blood donation ban on gay men.


 Red ribbons around NZ for World AIDS Day 2008
Posted in: Events, HIV  20th November 2008
Street appeals, parties, a picnic, a comedy evening and even a fashion show are all planned to raise awareness and funds for the local fight against HIV.


 "Happy Birthday to Me"
Posted in: HIV, Blogger Zone  20th October 2008
When Michael became HIV+ at the age of 27, his doctor said he only had about two years left to live. Today he turns 47, and reflects on life with the virus.


 Planting a Pohutukawa at the Circle of Friends
Posted in: HIV  16th October 2008
The native tree featured at this year's Candlelight Memorial has been planted in its new home. Here's Wayne Otter's speech at the planting ceremony.


 The NZAF's website: Due for an Extreme Makeover
Posted in: Features, HIV  14th October 2008
The NZ AIDS Foundation's website will finally be hauled into the 21st century – and a familiar face is behind its redevelopment.