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Saturday 10 October 2015

 Inside Body Positive
Posted in: Health & HIV  9th October 2015
As Body Positive's board drives changes to the way the organisation operates there is determined opposition to some of what is happening. BP's boss Mark Fisher addresses the allegations...

 Body Positive: Taking the Long View
Posted in: HIV  6th October 2015
"Ructions at Body Positive and unhappy members. Where have I seen this before?" Michael Stevens writes.

 PrEP a 'reasonable option' for some NZ men
Posted in: New Zealand Daily News, HIV  25th September 2015
A local infectious diseases specialist says HIV prevention drug PrEP is a reasonable option for protecting New Zealand gay and bisexual men, who aren't using condoms, from HIV.

 Ministry of Health release information about GRS funding
Posted in: Health & HIV, Features  24th September 2015
Jennifer Shields says the release of information from the Ministry of Health on funding for gender reassignment surgery shows the outlook is bleak.

 HIV prevention: We risk being left behind
Posted in: Health & HIV, Features  22nd September 2015
Leading NZ HIV researcher believes we can dramatically alter trajectory of epidemic among gay/bi men by adding enhanced testing, immediate treatment and targeted PrEP use to condom use.

 Behind the closure of BP Wellington
Posted in: Health & HIV, Features  1st September 2015
Under-funded and under-used by its HIV-positive members, Body Positive's Wellington's premises in Wellington will close in four weeks time. Chair Ashley Barratt discusses the background to changes at BP.

 Body Positive to shut Wellington office
Posted in: HIV, New Zealand Daily News  31st August 2015
Just two years after it opened, Body Positive's Wellington office is to be shut down as the organisation faces a financial shortfall of $75,000.

 Dr Peter Saxton: It's time for health equality
Posted in: Health & HIV, Features  19th August 2015
Two years on from marriage equality, Dr Peter Saxton from the Gay Men’s Sexual Health research group says it’s time to assert our right to health equality.

 Health: HIV and trans women
Posted in: HIV  13th August 2015
The World Health Organisation has released a report offering guidance on HIV and other health issues for trans women, treating them as a separate group than ‘men who have sex with men’ for the first time.

 Health and wellbeing: your views needed
Posted in: Health & HIV  29th July 2015 readers are being asked to take part in survey asking people Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and United States their views on health and wellbeing in their communities.

 Health: cervical screening for trans men
Posted in: Health & HIV  28th July 2015
A World Health Organisation Report is calling for regular and respectful cervical cancer screening for transgender men, something which is part of official advice from the Ministry of Health here in NZ.

 Studies support earlier HIV treatment
Posted in: International News, Health & HIV  24th July 2015
Researchers and advocates say results from two landmark studies have bolstered the scientific case for initiating HIV treatment soon after diagnosis.

 Finding Common Ground with our youth
Posted in: Living Well, Features  20th July 2015
Government-backed website Common Ground is full of useful tips on how everyone can have open conversations about gender and sexuality with youth.

 The 30 Project: Part 2
Posted in: HIV, Features  9th July 2015
The New Zealand AIDS Foundation has released the second episode of the 30 Project, to mark its 30th anniversary commemorations. Part two spans the decade from 1995 to 2005.

 The early days of HIV - Warren Lindberg
Posted in: HIV, Features  6th July 2015
The first Executive Director of the NZ AIDS Foundation recalls the first decade of HIV and AIDS in the gay male community, wryly noting "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."