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Monday 08 November 2010

 The HIV Services Review - summarised
Posted in: HIV, Features  5th November 2010
The NZAF is not to be the only publicly funded player in a recommended “next generation” of delivery of services for people living with HIV and AIDS.

 It Gets Better - even with HIV
Posted in: Blogger Zone, HIV, Features  4th November 2010
I’ve wondered if there would be any point to doing something similar but about living with HIV. Because, as shitty as it is to have this virus in us - and it is - it does get better over time.

 Two more much-needed HIV drugs now funded
Posted in: New Zealand Daily News, HIV  4th November 2010
After intense and ongoing pressure from physicians and HIV support organisations the government's drug buying agency has finally agreed to fund access to two much-needed new HIV drugs.

 Collective Thinking online transition halted
Posted in: New Zealand Daily News, HIV  3rd November 2010
Plans to transfer the HIV positive peoples' publication online have been halted pending a re-think and a decision to consult more with HIV positive people and the magazine's readership.

 Hey you!
Posted in: Living Well, Features  21st October 2010
"The Outgames is for all of us, not just the fit ones, the young ones and the cute ones," is the challenge from our fitness guru Julz Darroch. "It’s for all of us, but only if we put our hands up and get involved. I dare you…"

 Le Mesurier's resignation from NZAF confirmed
Posted in: New Zealand Daily News, HIV, Features  11th October 2010
The New Zealand AIDS Foundation Trust Board has confirmed the resignation of Executive Director Rachael Le Mesurier.

 NZAF launching HIV discussion series
Posted in: New Zealand Daily News, HIV  11th October 2010
The New Zealand AIDS Foundation is launching a new series of public discussions on HIV, the first of which will take place at its national office in Auckland on Monday 18 October.

 The tragedy of Tyler Clementi
Posted in: Health & HIV  6th October 2010
The high-profile suicide of a bullied teenager in the United States has hit home for writer Craig Young.

 A letter from the Mental Health Foundation
Posted in: Living Well, Features  21st September 2010
Mental Health Foundation Chief Executive Judi Clements has written a letter in response to concerns about gay men's mental health raised in Michael Stevens' hard-hitting blog Can We Talk?

Posted in: Living Well, Features  19th September 2010
"Are you one of those people who think that if we were supposed to run they’d serve cocktails in sipper bottles? (mmm, not a bad idea actually) but really would like to start increasing your fitness or decreasing your fatness?"

 25 Years: the watershed period
Posted in: HIV, Features  17th September 2010
A man who has been with the NZAF since it began, Tony Hughes, reflects on a crucial period for gay rights and HIV prevention in New Zealand: 1985-1987.

 Civic Responsibility, Gay Men and the Blood Donor Ban
Posted in: HIV, Blogger Zone  5th September 2010
Watching the coverage of the Christchurch earthquake has led Craig Young to call for the evidential basis for gay men's continuing blanket exclusion from blood donation to be challenged.

 25 Years: A mysterious killer
Posted in: True Stories, Community, HIV  31st August 2010
Tony Hughes was at the forefront of New Zealand's response to AIDS, even when little was known about the disease other than that people were dying. In part one of this series, he looks back, before the NZAF's formation.

 Editorial: 25 years on, has the NZAF lost the plot?
Posted in: Safe Sex  25th August 2010
Changes in structure and management at the NZ AIDS Foundation in recent years, particularly its HIV prevention services, have not been for the best.

 2010 International AIDS Conference update
Posted in: HIV  5th August 2010
New Zealand AIDS Foundation Executive Director Rachael Le Mesurier updates on her impressions of the 2010 International AIDS Conference in Vienna.