Services provided by Body Positive Inc.

Services

Body Positive provides a broad range of services for people living with HIV in New Zealand in an attempt to break down the sense of isolation HIV+ people often experience and to build a sense of community and well-being.
Most services are provided free of charge and we are always keen to provide additional services and support when needed, so if there is something extra that you need, please contact us and we will do our best to assist.
Drop-In Centre
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Free Rapid HIV Testing
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HIV+ Peer Navigation
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Positive Health
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WINZ Support
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FoodBank
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Wellness Fund
teleWellnessFund
Circle of Friends Memorial
teleCircleOfFriends
Sexual Health Clinic
teleSTIClinic
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Drop-In Centre

Auckland drop in space for people living with HIV…
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Free Rapid HIV Testing

HIV testing with results within 30 minutes…
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HIV+ Peer Navigation

Someone to turn to who has already 'been there'.…
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Drop-In Centre

Body Positive House in Auckland operates as drop-in centre which is open from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday and available to any Body Positive member to pop in and have a tea or coffee, use the internet, relax in the lounge, use the telephone, have a nap, use a clean bathroom or chat with other members and staff. Many members use the drop-in centre on their way to or from hospital check-ups and find it's great to have a rest space to go to and chat about upcoming tests or results.

The drop-in centre encourages members to visit on a regular basis and also this also helps Body Positive to maintain a volunteer base. Volunteers often assist in activities such as the reception desk, condom packing (making up LYC packs) and red ribbon making (to help at fundraising or awareness-raising events).

Body Positive staff have also found that the members who use the drop-in centre are then more likely to access other services offered by Body Positive, so in this sense the drop-in centre also acts as an ice-breaker that can make members feel comfortable enough with the organisation to seek out further help when necessary.
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Free Rapid HIV Testing

HIV testing has been revolutionised with the introduction of the HIV Rapid test. Body Positive was quick to realise the potential of the easy-to-use technology and made the Rapid tests available at Body Positive in Auckland.

The HIV Rapid Test has changed the way people test because it is so quick and painless (it is similar in nature to the sugar-level tests diabetics use). Conducted by a trained Body Positive testing officer, the test consists of a simple pin-prick on one finger with a 99.2% accurate result after only 20 minutes.
Pop along to Body Positive House in Auckland during our Drop-In Service for a FREE no-hassle Rapid Test
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HIV+ Peer Navigation

Talking with someone who is HIV+ can reduce the stress and anxiety of being told you are HIV positive.

Peer Navigators give you someone to turn to who has already 'been there'.
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Positive Health

Assisting people living with HIV to pay for medical fees…
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WINZ Support

Help & Support in dealing with Work & Income…
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Foodbank

Extra assistance in times of need…
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Positive Health

Positive Health is a support scheme to assist people living with HIV to pay for medical fees and associated healthcare costs. The scheme is available to anyone living with HIV in New Zealand. It allows people on a benefit or with a limited income to visit their doctor or pharmacist at any time without having to stress or worry about the associated cost.
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WINZ Support

Body Positive offers special assistance with WINZ matters on an ongoing basis for all members who require help. In Auckland, Roger Pym is available to assist and advise members on request, as well as being available to members located outside Auckland via phone & email.
Please contact us for further information or for an appointment.
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Foodbank

Body Positive members who are in extra need and who are in financial difficulty can access various Auckland Food Banks through the assistance of Client Services Co-ordinator, Roger Pym. An application form is filled out at Body Positive, and needs are verified beforehand.

For those most in need, having to disclose their HIV status to an outside organisation is another hurdle when times are already tough. Body Positive removes that hurdle because the Food Bank request is anonymous and then we pick up the food parcel and pass it on which maintains client privacy.
Please contact us for further information.
This Services is currently available in Auckland Only
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Wellness Fund

Financial Assistance for people living with HIV in New Zealand…
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Circle of Friends Memorial

Commemorating those whose lives have been touched by HIV/AIDS…
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Sexual Health Clinic

Free STI Screening and Treatment for men who have sex with men…
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Wellness Fund

Despite substantial improvements made over the last decade in the treatment of HIV, people in New Zealand living with the virus continue to face significant and diverse challenges in maintaining their health and wellbeing.

The Wellness Fund offers direct financial assistance to HIV positive people who live in New Zealand where alternative sources of assistance are unavailable.
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Circle of Friends Memorial

Located in Western Springs Lakeside Park in Auckland, the New Zealand Circle of Friends was established in response to the need for a memorial garden as a focal point to commemorate those whose lives have been touched by HIV/AIDS.

It has become a place of contemplation, hope and renewal to commemorate the many New Zealanders who have experienced the effects of HIV/AIDS. Partners, family and friends now have the opportunity to have their own and or their loved one's name engraved in the stone circle, to be maintained in perpetuity.
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Sexual Health Clinic

In partnership with Auckland Sexual Health Service, we now offer Free STI Screening and Treatment for all men who have sex with men.

Mondays 1-3pm, at Body Positive House, Auckland
Call 09 309 3989 to book your free appointment
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