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Dr Peter Saxton Awarded Top Australasian Honour

21 November 2016

Dr Peter Saxton Awarded Top Australasian Honour

NZSHS executive member and New Zealand AIDS Foundation Fellow Dr. Peter Saxton has been awarded the Mid-Career Interdisciplinary Achiever Award by the Australasian Sexual Health Alliance (ASHA).

The award recognizes Dr. Saxton’s very strong commitment to both leadership and to advocacy with significant outcomes achieved for patients and communities within NZ.

Sexual and Reproductive Health Conference Update

08 June 2016

Update

The upcoming confernce in Wellington has been met with a lot of interest.  Originally registrations were to go live last week, but due to some technical issues, this has been delayed.

We will endeavour to keep you informed when this situation has been resolved. Should you have any further questions regarding registration, please do not hesitate to get in contact via the contact us tab at the top of the page.

 

 

Genital wart cases drop with introduction of free vaccine

25 January 2016

Genital wart cases drop with introduction of free vaccine

New Zealand HPV project manager Claire Hurst said the government should follow Australia's lead and make the free vaccine available for young men as well as young women.

Young people need better access to sexual health care

19 November 2015
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The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) is today calling for change to improve access for young people in Australia and New Zealand to sexual and reproductive care.

Value for Money review of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services

20 October 2015
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The Ministry of Health commissioned KPMG, supported by the University of Otago, to undertake a time limited Value for Money (VfM) review of those Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services of New Zealand that are funded, or part funded by the Ministry and DHBs. pdf Value for Money review of Sexual and Reproductive Services (1.31 MB)

Half of GPs unaware of gay and bisexual men's sexuality

02 October 2015
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Half of GPs unaware of gay and bisexual men's sexuality

Only half of gay and bisexual men surveyed in New Zealand believed their general practitioner knew about their sexual orientation, according to new research led by the University of Auckland.

 

Calls to vaccinate men against HPV

30 July 2015
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Calls to vaccinate men against HPV

Kiwi men are being urged to take note of a new study into the rates of the cancer-linked human papilloma virus (HPV) in men.

The study is reigniting debate over the Government's vaccine policy. Right now girls can be vaccinated against HPV for free, but not boys.

 

NEW SEXUAL HEALTH WEBSITE TO REACH AT-RISK NZ YOUTH

12 June 2015
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NEW SEXUAL HEALTH WEBSITE TO REACH AT-RISK NZ YOUTH

A new online resource of sexual health information has been launched to bring much-needed information and education to the New Zealand public, and in particular, at-risk youth. Designed with young people in mind, the JUST THE FACTS website aims to dispel myths and provide simple, up-to-date information about Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and related issues to target those at most risk.

Takatāpui Research and Internship Opportunity

29 September 2016

An opportunity to support a Takatāpui research project and upskill a Takatāpui researcher has come about. Any queries should be directed to Professor Linda Waimarie Nikora at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Emerging from the Nga Pae o te Maramatanga Mauriora Stream and through conversations amongst Takatāpui researchers, a research network is forming to develop a foundation upon which to build a Takatāpui Research Agenda and to encourage strategic research that responds to the research needs of the Takatāpui community. 

New resource launched by New Zealand Aids Foundation

17 May 2016
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New resource launched by New Zealand Aids Foundation

Why should I use condoms? is an educational resource for young men who have sex with men (MSM) that supports them in making positive and informed decisions to address their specific sexual health needs.

While this resource is built for educators, it has also been designed for other adults working to support the sexual health needs of young MSM.

Why should I use condoms? is a resource provided by the New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF), in partnership with Love Your Condom (LYC) – an HIV prevention programme run by NZAF that works specifically for MSM.

What is HIV? How big a deal is it?

19 November 2015
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New Zealand AIDS Foundation executive director Shaun Robinson worries that the media's outing of Sheen's up-til-now-secret diagnosis will only fuel the flames of bigotry.

Doctors call for better sexual health services

19 November 2015

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians is calling for better access to sexual and reproductive care for adolescents and young adults.

 

37th Annual New Zealand Sexual Health Society Conference

12 October 2015
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37th Annual New Zealand Sexual Health Society Conference

The 37th Annual New Zealand Sexual Health Society conference is being held in Taupo from Thursday 15th to Saturday 17th October 2015. The conference is structured around the themes of equality, quality of care and accountability, reflecting the World Health Organisation’s 2014 position paper on sexual and reproductive health.

 

'Gender diverse' classification to be used in NZ

24 August 2015
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'Gender diverse' classification to be used in NZ

A new gender classification for people who don't see themselves as just male or female has been developed and New Zealand will be the first to adopt it.

"Gender diverse" will now join the "male" and "female" categories when Statistics New Zealand collects data on Kiwis' gender.

It will also be used by government organisations. But is still being decided how it will be implemented and used across information collection.

2015 NZ HIV Clinical Update Presentations

19 June 2015
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2015 NZ HIV Clinical Update Presentations

The 2015 New Zealand HIV Clinical Update was a great success marking three decades of action against HIV. This is the only national HIV clinical meeting in New Zealand and has been held annually for many years. Presentations from those speakers who gave their permission and love video recordings are available on the Presentations Page.

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