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Monday 08 November 2010


 Pharmac subsidises PEP treatment
Posted in: New Zealand Daily News, HIV  9th June 2010
Pharmac is subsidising an expensive drug treatment programme which may stop the development of HIV infection in those exposed to the virus.


 Candlelight Memorial: Coming together to remember
Posted in: HIV  11th May 2010
Karen Ritchie explains why, this Sunday evening, she will be at a Candlelight Memorial service in memory of so many who have died as a result of HIV infection.


 Reply: Body Positive has a significant role to play
Posted in: HIV  5th May 2010
Body Positive Auckland responds to a blogged suggestion that it appears to overstate its role and importance to HIV positive people


 Turning the Tide: how to head off AIDS in the Pacific
Posted in: HIV  2nd May 2010
Without respect for people’s rights, tolerance of diversity and difference and visible, strong leadersip HIV will inevitably inundate South Pacific nations.


 First public shots fired in the HIV services turf war
Posted in: HIV  26th April 2010
Provision of HIV support services and testing have emerged as a new battleground in the long-running HIV epidemic.


 Cautious approach to HIV post-exposure treatment
Posted in: New Zealand Daily News, HIV  21st April 2010
HIV agencies advise caution over an expensive drug treatment programme which may stop the development of HIV infection and could become funded in NZ as early as July 1st.


 NZAF must "hand back" control of HIV publication
Posted in: New Zealand Daily News, HIV  17th April 2010
Opposition is emerging to the NZ AIDS Foundation's continuing control of the national HIV positive people's publication Collective Thinking, with one HIV advocacy group accusing the NZAF of using the magazine to present doctored information.


 Drop in new HIV diagnoses in 2009
Posted in: New Zealand Daily News, HIV  27th March 2010
There were 151 new HIV diagnoses in 2009, 73 were men infected through sex with men. The figures are a drop from 2008 but researchers say it's too soon to say whether it's a downward trend


 HIV infection no longer a bar to USA entry
Posted in: New Zealand Daily News, HIV  16th February 2010
HIV positive New Zealanders no longer need risk their ability to visit or pass through the USA by having to declare their HIV status on their American arrival forms.


 HIV prevention and support services to be reviewed
Posted in: New Zealand Daily News, HIV  16th February 2010
The provision of NZ's HIV support services and prevention programmes will soon come under the microscope with the commissioning of a report by the Ministry of Health to guide future spending.


 Sharing ownership of the NZAF's progress
Posted in: HIV  31st January 2010
The NZAF is consulting on its soon to be implemented Strategic Plan 2010-2015, seeking to share the ownership and responsibility for progress.


 HIV pill advances too slow says Body Positive
Posted in: New Zealand Daily News, HIV  21st January 2010
The approval of a once a day dose for an important HIV medication is a step forward but has been too long coming in NZ, according to an HIV positive people's support organisation.


 Australia's gay blood donor dilemma
Posted in: HIV  16th January 2010
In December's DNA magazine, we hear about Australia's quandaries over the gay blood transfusion ban and divided LGBT opinions on the issue.


 With crix belly life's not a beach
Posted in: HIV  3rd January 2010
Like most New Zealanders John Stone loves the sea. This year he finds himself avoiding the beach for the first time in his life.


 Glenn Mills' death: One week on
Posted in: HIV, Blogger Zone  7th December 2009
GayNZ.com blogger Michael Stevens, who was one of the first people to take action against Glenn Mills, reflects his decision to alert the authorities.