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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.

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.

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.

Advocacy, leadership and advice

08 June 2015
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Advocacy, leadership and advice

Stigma, taboo and stereotyping shroud their subject matter, but Dr Peter Saxton, Director of the Gay Men's Sexual Health research group in the Section of Social and Community Health, is seeing positive outcomes.

Sexuality Education - A guide for principles, boards of trustees, and teachers

29 May 2015
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Sexuality Education - A guide for principles, boards of trustees, and teachers

This guide is a revision of Sexuality Education: A guide for principles, boards of trustees, and teachers (2002). The guide will assist boards of trustees, principles and teachers in all New Zealand state and state-intergrated schools to comply with the requirements of the Education Act 1989 (as ammended in 2001) to consult with the school community on the way in which the health currirulum should be implemented. pdf Sexuality Education - A guide for principals, boards of trustees, and teachers 2015 (5.24 MB)

National HIV Testing Month May 2015

30 April 2015
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National HIV Testing Month May 2015

New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) is set to promote its National HIV Testing Month in May 2015. There is a focussed effort over the entire month to encourage Kiwiis to test for HIV & STIs, and to raise awareness of risk factors. Testing can be a daunting thought for many and which is why a supportive environement is key in making a decision to test.

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.

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.

Worrying figures reveal rise in gay Kiwi men infected with HIV

04 June 2015
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Worrying figures reveal rise in gay Kiwi men infected with HIV

Health officials are concerned with news that more than 200 New Zealanders were diagnosed with HIV last year. 217 people were newly reported with HIV - higher than any year since 2008.

Taking gender out of the equation

29 May 2015
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Taking gender out of the equation

Schools have been asked to consider offering gender-neutral uniforms as part of new sexuality education guidelines aimed at being more inclusive. Advice from the Ministry of Education, released yesterday, also suggested schools could review toilet spaces, allow same-sex partners at balls, and be aware of grouping students by gender in sports classes to help a more diverse range of students feel safe.

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