The Australasian Sexual Health Alliance has awarded Dr Peter Saxton, New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF) fellow, and Gay Men’s Sexual Health Research Group director, the ‘mid-career interdisciplinary achiever award’. This is in recognition of of his research work on HIV, specifically on the effectiveness of HIV prevention messages to those most at risk.
This was carried out by his conduction of the Gay Auckland Periodic Sex Survey and the Gay Online Sex Survey studies, which have since had their funding discontinued. Unfortunately, this has caused the NZAF and other HIV/AIDS organisations to have no more data from which to base their strategies.
In addition to this, InfectedNZ has just published Dr Saxton’s piece on HIV and its transmission online as part of an online effort to draw attention to diseases and drugs in New Zealand. Like the opinion piece Executive Director of the NZAF, Jason Myers, wrote for us, it delves deep into educating the public about the concerns and possible treatments to help end the spread of HIV.
Congratulations Dr Saxton!