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Monkeypox is in Aotearoa

Monkeypox (MPX) is currently affecting our communities. There are now cases of community transmission in Aotearoa. We all need to work together to stay safe and reduce the risk.

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Could you be our new Board member?

The Trust Board of Burnett Foundation Aotearoa (formerly the New Zealand AIDS Foundation) is seeking to appoint one new Trustee/Board member. 

On this occasion, the Trust Board is particularly interested in applicants who have strong Accounting/Finance or Risk experience.  

Our Story

New name. Same kaupapa.

New Zealand AIDS Foundation & Ending HIV NZ are incredibly proud and excited to reintroduce ourselves as Burnett Foundation Aotearoa.

We needed a name that reflects the challenges of today and tomorrow, while honouring our past.

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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day was December 1st, you can still donate to tackle stigma and support people living with HIV.

When you give today you're supporting the message of U=U, the more support we have the more we can widen our reach to break down outdated beliefs and the more support for our work in HIV & STI prevention.

 

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You Can Now Listen To The Full Series!

Our Forgotten Epidemic is a six-part series about parts of Aotearoa New Zealand's response to HIV and AIDS, and some of the many brave individuals who changed the course of history.

  • Can I acquire HIV from sharing a drinking glass with someone living with HIV?
    That's right, HIV can only be transmitted via unprotected sexual intercourse, sharing needles, breastfeeding and/or direct blood to blood contact with someone living with HIV.
    Nope, HIV can only be transmitted via unprotected sexual intercourse, sharing needles, breastfeeding and/or direct blood to blood contact with someone living with HIV.
    no
  • Can I acquire HIV from hugging someone living with HIV?
    That's right, HIV is not transmitted via skin contact.
    Nope, HIV is not transmitted via skin contact.
    no
  • Can I acquire HIV from eating food prepared by someone living with HIV?
    Correct! No, HIV is not transmitted through saliva and, even if the food contained small amounts of HIV-infected blood or semen, exposure to the air would destroy the virus.
    No, HIV is not transmitted through saliva and, even if the food contained small amounts of HIV-infected blood or semen, exposure to the air would destroy the virus.
    no
  • Can pregnant people living with HIV give birth without passing on HIV to their baby?
    That's right, if a pregnant person living with HIV is on effective medication, it is very likely they’ll be able to give birth to an HIV-negative child.
    Nope, thanks to modern medicine pregnant people living with HIV who are on effective treatment can often give birth without transmitting HIV to their baby.
    yes
  • Can I acquire HIV from having sex with someone living with HIV who has an undetectable viral load?
    That's right, having an undetectable viral load means that HIV cannot be transmitted sexually - even without condoms
    Nope, having an undetectable viral load means that HIV cannot be transmitted sexually - even without condoms
    no
  • Can I acquire HIV from kissing someone living with HIV?
    That's right, HIV is not transmitted through saliva and it can only be transmitted via unprotected sexual intercourse, sharing needles, breastfeeding and/or direct blood to blood contact with an HIV positive person.
    Nope, HIV is not transmitted through saliva and it can only be transmitted via unprotected sexual intercourse, sharing needles, breastfeeding and/or direct blood to blood contact with an HIV positive person.
    no
  • Can I acquire HIV sharing a swimming pool with someone living with HIV?
    That's right, HIV can only be transmitted via unprotected sexual intercourse, sharing needles, breastfeeding and/or direct blood to blood contact with someone living with HIV.
    Nope, HIV can only be transmitted via unprotected sexual intercourse, sharing needles, breastfeeding and/or direct blood to blood contact with someone living with HIV.
    no
  • Can I acquire HIV from someone living with HIV sneezing near me?
    That's right, HIV can only be transmitted via unprotected sexual intercourse, sharing needles, breastfeeding and/or direct blood to blood contact with someone living with HIV.
    Nope, HIV can only be transmitted via unprotected sexual intercourse, sharing needles, breastfeeding and/or direct blood to blood contact with someone living with HIV.
    no
  • Can I acquire HIV from getting semen or vaginal fluids on my skin?
    That's right, HIV is not transmitted through the skin and HIV starts to die very quickly after being exposed to the open air.
    Nope, HIV is not transmitted through the skin - also HIV starts to die very quickly after being exposed to the open air.
    no

That's right, HIV can only be transmitted via unprotected sexual intercourse, sharing needles, breastfeeding and/or direct blood to blood contact with someone living with HIV.

FACTS & MYTHS

Can I acquire HIV from sharing a drinking glass with someone living with HIV?

Nope, HIV can only be transmitted via unprotected sexual intercourse, sharing needles, breastfeeding and/or direct blood to blood contact with someone living with HIV.

Delivery Condoms

Want free condoms delivered when you need them?  

Sign up for our Condom Subscription Service

Choose from four sizes and get them (discreetly) delivered anywhere in Aotearoa for free! The we will resend them to you every 1-6 months. The power is in your hands!

P.S. We also offer one off condom delivery

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Test Yourself for HIV & STIs at Home

Your kit comes in discreet packaging and has simple instructions on how to do each test at home.

Affordable Online PrEP Consultations

We’ve partnered with an online GP who can offer virtual PrEP consultations no matter where in Aotearoa you are based. 

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