Past Events

Past Events

1 Dec


World AIDS Day

End Inequalities • End AIDS • End Pandemics

World AIDS Day, held annually on 1st December since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease.

This year we are committed to stopping new cases of HIV and enabling people living with HIV to live healthy lives free from HIV stigma and discrimination. Forty years since the first AIDS cases were reported, HIV still threatens the world. In that time HIV/AIDS has claimed the lives of more than 36 million people worldwide and today there are nearly 38 million people living with HIV. There are approximately 3500 people living with HIV in New Zealand.
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1 December


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World AIDS Day Reception

6-8pm, Thursday 1st December 2022
Carmen Jones, 382 Karangahape Road, Auckland CBD
December 1st is World AIDS Day. A chance to remember those we’ve lost, stand up to HIV stigma and celebrate how far we’ve come.

Body Positive and Burnett Foundation Aotearoa invite you to a World AIDS Day reception in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Please join us for an evening celebrating the lives of people living with HIV, reflecting on how far we have come, and remembering those we have lost.

Guest speakers will be present along with refreshments and kai.
1 December


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World AIDS Day Service

6-7pm, Thursday 1st December 2022
Durham Street Methodist Church, 1/309 Durham Street North Christchurch Central City
Burnett Foundation, Body Positive, Positive Speakers Bureau, Positive Women, Toitu Te Ao and Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Cantebury invite you to the 2022 World AIDS Day Memorial Service in Christchurch.

Please join us for an evening of guest speakers, waiata and simply being together as we remember those we lost, share stories and look ahead with hope.

Refreshments will be provided, so we can share some kai and time together after the service.
1 December


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Love is Love: World AIDS Day Movie & Chat

6pm, Thursday 1st December 2022
Secret Secret Club, 4 Bond St, Level 2, Te Art, Wellington
Burnett Foundation Aotearoa and Body Positive invite you to join us for an evening of remembrance, kōrero, reflection and film.

Dr. Tim Blackmore of Wellington Hospital Infectious Diseases will be speaking about the history of anti-retroviral therapy and how far we’ve come since the beginning stages of the HIV pandemic.

Then join us as we commemorate those who have passed from
AIDS-related causes. We invite you to share memories you have of those who have passed.

Followed by a screening of 'How To Survive a Plague' - a documentary about the beginning stages of the HIV pandemic, and ACT UP.

This event is completely free! Just bring yourself and any memories you’d like to share

28 October


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HIV Treatments Update Seminar 2022

A One Day Seminar on HIV in New Zealand
Friday 28th October 2022
The Clinical Education Centre at Auckland Hospital
The seminar is Free of Charge and Registration is open to:
Health Professionals | Community Support Groups | People Living with HIV and their supporters
21-23 October


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Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI™)
The Positive Leadership Development Institute (PLDI™) offers people living with HIV the opportunity to develop skills for leadership and resilience.

Applications and nominations for participants are currently being sought for the next leadership training workshop to be held in Mt Tamborine, Queensland on the 21-23rd October 2022
Please fill the details in the survey below. Applications close Monday 19th September at 5pm (AEST).
20 October


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GiveOUT Day 2022

Thursday 20th October 2022

Support Body Positive and the great work we do this October! We are participating in New Zealand's first ever #giveoutdayNZ, which is being run by Rainbow NZ Charitable Trust on Thursday 20th October 2022.

All donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the events generous sponsorship partners, so if you donate $20 to Body Positive, we receive $40!

Stand with us this GiveOUT Day - Thursday 20 October 2022 - head to and show your support.

3 August - 21 September


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Changing your relationship with meth
Wednesdays 6-8pm, Starting Wed 3rd August & finishing Wed 21st September in Auckland

Rewired is a free, non-judgemental programme for people using methamphetamine that want to change their relationship with it.

If you’re a guy (cis or trans) who has sex with other guys and want support to review, reduce or stop your meth use, Rewired is for you.


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The Positive Speakers Bureau (PSB) are looking for a new PSB Coordinator. You can find a copy of the Job Description, which includes the key Roles and Responsibilities, by clicking here. If this sounds like a job for you, we would be very excited to hear from you. We are particularly keen to hear from applicants who are living with HIV, however the role will go to the person who has the right skills and personality for the job and is able to fit seamlessly into the PSB culture.

Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are interested in this role, to Jane Bruning at by end of day Monday 4 July 2022.

The Positive Speakers Bureau is managed by Positive Women Inc. The successful applicant would be employed by Positive Women Inc.
15 May


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International AIDS Candlelight Memorial
Sunday 15th May 2022

The oldest tradition against HIV / AIDS held annually around New Zealand and across the world

Please pop along and show your support at your local event if you are available

The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is one of the world’s oldest and largest grassroots mobilisation campaigns for HIV awareness in the world. Started in 1983, the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial takes place every third Sunday in May and is led by a coalition of some 1,200 community organisations in 115 countries.

6pm - St Matthews in the City
Cnr Hobson & Wellesley St

6:30pm - The Lady Goodfellow Chapel
University of Waikato, Gate 1, Knighton Road

If you would like to hold a memorial in your local area, please contact us

2022 Digital AIDS Candlelight Memorial

For those who do not live near or are unable to attend a local memorial this year, we are encouraging people to mark the annual AIDS Candlelight Memorial as an individual using available digital platforms.

4 May


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Body Positive Inc.
Annual General Meeting
7-8pm, Wednesday 4th May 2022
Virtual Meeting via ZOOM
Due to the current Covid situation and restrictions, the Body Positive Inc. 2022 Annual General Meeting will be held virtually this year via Zoom on Wednesday 4th May 2022, starting at 7pm.

This is the time when we elect our board members and we are actively seeking nominations from our membership. The Board is comprised of 8 members with each term being for 2 years. We have seven positions available for election at this AGM.
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