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Relationships / Sperm donor looking for a mother
« Last post by Moonlet on 07 Apr 15, 07:35:pm »
I am a single, intelligent, healthy 30 year old mostly gay male living in the Manawatu, and my dream is to be a dad. I am open to all options at the moment including surrogacy and being a sperm donor for a single female or couple, but I must be allowed to be part of the childs life. I am NZ European, have a great job and a nice home. I have a huge ball of love inside me going to waste, and I think it is the perfect time in my life to try and make my dream come true.

If you are looking for a sperm donor or know someone that may want to be a surrogate mother, please get in contact with me. I would prefer someone that lives in the Manawatu or close, but this is not set in stone.
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General Forum Area / the dating section has gone
« Last post by straightuplads on 07 Apr 15, 05:34:pm »
even thought it has been unpopular for under 35 yo in recent years, but at least it is a platform for us to find the other one. Does the admin want people to post their "hunting bf" threads here?

And also the job providing/seeking section is unique, if you argue that dating can be replaced by other websites. Hopefully this section will be back with the flat section.

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Hi. I wish I had seen your post a few months earlier, because I am actually looking for a lesbian couple to co-parent with. I'm sure you've probably already found someone so good luck and I hope it's all going well. Do you have any advice for someone like me, having gone through the process yourselves? Do you know of any other couples that are looking for co-parents?

Best wishes,
Steve
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General Forum Area / Re: Hormone treatment in prisons for transexuals
« Last post by Jim on 04 Apr 15, 07:34:pm »
The Corrections website says

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Prisoners often continue taking the same medicine

In New Zealand, we don’t automatically ‘stop’ prisoners’ medicines when they enter prison. Prisoners continue on the same medication until the medical officer (the doctor) has assessed their health and reviewed their medicines. Often, the same medication is continued, though some changes may be made depending on the doctor’s assessment of the prisoner’s needs. One of our registered nurses checks all medicines brought into prison to ensure they are safe – for example, to check it hasn’t expired and that it belongs to that person.

We prescribe any necessary drugs

Prison doctors can prescribe any medication that the patient needs. We treat prisoners in a holistic way to find alternatives to addictive drugs, thus supporting their rehabilitation and reintegration. Prisoners who are addicted to drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes are never forced to withdraw suddenly without help. For example, we follow best practice clinical guidelines for alcohol and drug withdrawal, and for smokers we provide smoking cessation support, including access to counselling and nicotine replacement therapy.

Prisoners access specialist health services


Prisoners who are referred for specialist services, including hospital care, are treated like anyone in the country; they have to meet the same criteria and wait the same length of time.

http://www.corrections.govt.nz/resources/latest_news2/2014/march_2014.html

So - if already on meds that work and your doctor respected by prison doctor, should probably be OK.  If not yet on meds, or doctor unknown, or prison doctor doesn't like you - may be problems.

If facing this issue, get legal advice from a lawyer like Kelly Ellis who is knowledgeable in the rules.
https://www.facebook.com/kelly.ellis.777

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We are actually just getting some new info from Corrections on this and should have an answer for you soon!
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General Forum Area / Hormone treatment in prisons for transexuals
« Last post by Vortex on 04 Apr 15, 02:54:pm »
Just curious and can't find an answer to my question online.
I've been on hrt for nearly six years. I've had had a surgery as well.
If I go to prison will I be allowed to keep taking my hrt or will they take it away from me?
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General HIV/AIDS Discussion / Re: Anyone tested at Body Positive Inc?
« Last post by kk8mo on 30 Mar 15, 02:09:pm »
Hi KK8MO,

All of the testing at Body positive is using standard rapid testing procedures that provide universal safety for the client and the staff. The rapid test kit used would have been opened before you and can only be used once. You would have seen your blood sample go into the testing kit and then Bruce read the result which stated that you are negative. Its very similar to a home pregnancy test.  Once the test is used it is disposed of.

The fact that Bruce is positive would have no bearing on your safety - he brings a wealth of knowledge to the testing process and has been performing this test for many years. You have no need to be concerned from the testing process.

Body Positive is a Community Organization and as such may not look like your average doctors clinic. You can access HIV Testing through your GP but this would not be a rapid test.

Mark Fisher
Body Positive

Hi Mark, thanks for your reply, I know you are the current CEO of BP.
I just got my result from labtests a week later after BP' rapid HIV test. I hope it fully confirms my "-" status.
Bruce was a really nice person, it was just my own nerves got me worried too much
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General HIV/AIDS Discussion / Re: Anyone tested at Body Positive Inc?
« Last post by MarkF on 30 Mar 15, 01:54:pm »
Hi KK8MO,

All of the testing at Body positive is using standard rapid testing procedures that provide universal safety for the client and the staff. The rapid test kit used would have been opened before you and can only be used once. You would have seen your blood sample go into the testing kit and then Bruce read the result which stated that you are negative. Its very similar to a home pregnancy test.  Once the test is used it is disposed of.

The fact that Bruce is positive would have no bearing on your safety - he brings a wealth of knowledge to the testing process and has been performing this test for many years. You have no need to be concerned from the testing process.

Body Positive is a Community Organization and as such may not look like your average doctors clinic. You can access HIV Testing through your GP but this would not be a rapid test.

Mark Fisher
Body Positive
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General HIV/AIDS Discussion / Anyone tested at Body Positive Inc?
« Last post by kk8mo on 30 Mar 15, 11:44:am »
 ;D
Anyone know about this orgnasation?
are they standard?
I did my rapid HIV test there, but the whole facility was just a small buliding, more like a two floors' flat.
Also their CEO Mr Bruce conducted the test for me, no offense, but since most of the ppl working there including himself are HIV+, I inevitably got worried afterwards.
Would there be any uncleaned testing kit etc. ...
I was so panic and nervous , so I did not pay attention to where and how Bruce took the testing kit,
BTW, my result was "-" , but I started to have minor problems on my body ever since, and it has been more than 3 months since my last sexual behavior. I am worried to get infected from that orgnisation ..- -!
Anyone has been there before and can comfort my over-tensed nerve-wrecking mind?
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The Forum may be slow these days but GayNZ.com is still useful as a news source - I still follow its Facebook posts and click in to catch up on the latest happenings :-) x

https://www.facebook.com/gaynz
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