World AIDS Day Festival 2019

The World AIDS Day Festival is a week of events organised by the three HIV organisations in Aotearoa, NZAF, Body Positive and Positive Women Inc.

It was a fun packed week designed to attract audiences and then once captured, educate them about HIV.

Key events over the week included Drag Wars where NZAF staff team focused on ‘Ending HIV’ with a fantastic performance and song.

Click HERE to see photos from Drag Wars.

Whakapapa, hosted by Steven Oats, was held on Thursday 28th November. This event focused on the Putoetoe Project, a collection of images and interviews with long term HIV survivors, capturing the history of their journeys and four panelists also shared their experiences of living with HIV.

Click HERE to see photos from Putoetoe.

“A Woman in a Bubble”, walking around Auckland CBD highlighting the isolation HIV stigma and discrimination can create.

There was a Comedy night, an Open Mike discussion on Cem Sex and then the week ended with the open choir SING event held on World AIDS Day.

Click HERE to see video of World AIDS Day event hosted by Ms Wednesday and guest artist Tina Cross.

A fabulous day, lots of fun, laughter, singing and educating the community about HIV. A great effort by all who participated.