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Wednesday 14 April 2010


 North America's gay blood donor fight
Posted in: HIV  20th November 2009
In NZ, Rainbow Wellington has questioned the need to exclude all gay men from donating blood. The gay blood issue is also a battleground in Canada and the US.


 Gay and bi HIV diagnoses remain at high level
Posted in: New Zealand Daily News, HIV  14th November 2009
HIV diagnosis levels for gay and bi men appear to be continuing at the high levels established in recent years, according to new Otago Medical School data.


 Coming out all over again...
Posted in: Blogger Zone, HIV  9th November 2009
"If you're a fit, healthy looking gym-bunny who just happens to have HIV, as so many are, there is now even more fear and stigma about admitting it to others."


 Home HIV tests will "increase test rates" and "save lives"
Posted in: HIV  8th November 2009
The importer of a self-test HIV kit is standing by its decision to sell the kit through the country's adult stores.


 Should we be self-testing for HIV?
Posted in: HIV  7th November 2009
A home HIV testing kit is now available in New Zealand, worrying the NZ AIDS Foundation.


 Obama ends ban on HIV+ travellers entering USA
Posted in: International Daily News, HIV  31st October 2009
President Obama has signed a Bill, which will come into effect in January, ending a 22-year ban on HIV+ people entering America.


 Volunteers needed for World AIDS Day 2009
Posted in: New Zealand Daily News, HIV  23rd October 2009
The nationwide annual World AIDS Day street appeal will be on Friday 27 November, and volunteers are needed to help take donations.


 Anal cells appear to be the major HIV risk factor
Posted in: New Zealand Daily News, HIV  19th October 2009
The risk of anal transmission of HIV appears to be associated with the presence and concentration of vulnerable cells, say new studies.


 Canada's HIV criminalisation Impasse?
Posted in: HIV  27th September 2009
How can HIV criminalisation charges be erased from Canada's judicial landscape?


 HIV vaccine "helps prevent infection"
Posted in: International Daily News, HIV  26th September 2009
Researchers in Thailand claim that the combination of two experimental HIV vaccines can reduce the risk of infection "by a third".


 HIV study revives vaccine hope
Posted in: HIV  7th September 2009
In the United States, researchers have announced they have found two antibodies that may protect against strains of HIV currently circulating worldwide.


 AIDS Quilt website project takes shape
Posted in: New Zealand Daily News, HIV  3rd September 2009
A cyber-home for NZ's AIDS Memorial Quilts is beginning to take shape following the donation of cash and a professional photographer's expertise.


 Elegy
Posted in: HIV  24th July 2009
Michael Stevens remembers: "I used to have a list somewhere of all the names of the men I know who'd died. Then it got too long..."


 Tamihere challenged as complaints mount
Posted in: New Zealand Daily News, HIV  2nd July 2009
The NZAF has thrown down the gauntlet to homophobic talkback host John Tamihere, saying he's welcome to talk to them about tackling HIV.


 AIDS Denialism: A South African Tragedy
Posted in: HIV  1st July 2009
AIDS denialists have caused undeniable heartbreak and misery amongst many groups and individuals, especially in South Africa.