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NZAF to take its distinctive perspective to AIDS2014 Melbour

MEDIA RELEASE: 14 JULY 2014

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NZAF to take its distinctive perspective to AIDS2014 Melbourne

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation has committed to a large programme at the upcoming conference in Melbourne, Australia. The team has several opportunities to present and share why our HIV prevention programme works.

“This is the first time the world AIDS conference has been so close to New Zealand. We have done many things right in this county in controlling HIV and AIDS and it is important for us to show the world what works. Of course there are always refinements that we can make to our work and the NZAF team will be keen to hear what is being done around the world to see if it is relevant for our country,” says Shaun Robinson, Executive Director, New Zealand AIDS Foundation.

The Foundation has partnered with Gay Men’s Sexual Health Research Group at the University of Auckland and the team from SHORE at Massey University to present a satellite session ‘Primary prevention of HIV among Gay Men – Why do we need it?’ Additionally, a big effort is going in to NZAF’s presentation at the MSM Global Forum Pre-Conference where we will share our HIV prevention story.

Two short documentary films produced by the NZAF focussing on the experiences of Pacific and Maori people and how sexuality and gender diversity is lived out non-European cultures will be screened. These will highlight some of the specific challenges inherent in working with non-European cultures in the context of HIV prevention. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions of NZAF’S Pacific Community Coordinator and Programme Manager Community Engagement.

NZAF’s very successful Love Your Condom programme is hosting a booth at the Conference’s the Global Village – an open access area at the venue. This would be an opportunity for anyone to come have a conversation with our team over the five days (July 20-25).

The International AIDS Conference is the largest global conference that brings people from all over the world to discuss AIDS and strategies with a scientific, medical, cultural, political and activist approach. This is the first time the biannual conference has been held in Australia, which is part of the Asia-Pacific region.

NZAF’s full programme at AIDS2014 is available on our website.

ENDS

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