Registrations for Body Positive’s annual event for HIV-positive men to meet and socialise with other HIV-positive men are now open.

The aim of the retreat is provide the opportunity to meet with other HIV positive men, provide opportunities to develop a support network, to create a safe and supportive environment for HIV positive men to discuss and share information, and to take time out – to facilitate rest, recreation and to revitalise yourself.

During the retreat there will be a range of workshops & discussion groups planned, as well as therapy treatments and entertainment, all of which is optional, allowing you to participate in as much or as little as you prefer. There will also be plenty of time to be on your own, or with others, to relax, go swimming, walking or any other activity you may want to pursue.


The Men’s Retreat will be held at Vaughan Park in Long Bay once again during 21 – 23 April.

Fees, which include meals, accommodation (if applicable), transport to the event and the programme, will be as following:

  • $100 for a waged person
  • $60 for a person with Community Services card and/or on a WINZ benefit
  • $40 for Marae-style sleeping
  • $30 for Day Stay visitors

Register now on their website as beds are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

If you require transport from Auckland City to the Retreat, a free shuttle service will be available from Body Positive House to Vaughan Park on Friday afternoon, returning on Sunday afternoon.