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Monday 08 November 2010

NZAF launching HIV discussion series

Posted in: New Zealand Daily News, HIV
By Daily News staff - 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 NZAF says it will be an opportunity for some of New Zealand's most respected HIV professionals to get together to share the latest research, themes and responses to HIV with members of gay communities and people interested in HIV and healthcare.

This initiative is being developed and led by NZAF Research Director Tony Hughes and NZAF Senior Researcher Dr Peter Saxton.

A range of topics are being covered at the first session, including general patterns of HIV transmission, drawing comparisons from the Australian HIV experience, and taking a historical look at HIV in San Francisco during the 1980s. Hughes will also touch on the international trend of STI increases in gay men over the last decade.

"We'll be using these discussions to raise awareness of HIV transmission, prevention and treatment in New Zealand and open a new dialogue with leading HIV professionals," Hughes says.

Guest speakers will be invited to present at future sessions.

The first talk is being held on 18 October at 6pm at theNZAF National Office, 31‐35 Hargreaves Street, Ponsonby, Auckland.

Light refreshment will be provided. If you would like to attend please RSVP by emailing Jason Myers, NZAF Policy Analyst, on or calling 09 300 6964.

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