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NZ AIDS Foundation

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation is a registered charitable trust which works to prevent the transmission of HIV (with particular regard to gay and bisexual men and other high-risk groups), and supporting all New Zealanders living with or affected by HIV, irrespective of age, race, gender or sexual orientation.

Visit the NZAF website

NZ Herpes Foundation

The New Zealand Herpes Foundation was founded in 1994 by a group of patients and health professionals in response to the need to provide support and education to people diagnosed with genital herpes. We aim to:

  • provide support, compassion and education for people with herpes.
  • increase public awareness and thereby reduce ignorance and prejudice
  • improve the medical management of people with herpes simplex

Visit the NZ Herpes Foundation website

NZ HPV Project

The NZ HPV Project aims to:

  • To provide support and education for people with human papillomarvirus (genital warts and/or HPV).
  • To educate the public about this common infection, particularly its transmission, symptoms and management.
  • To work alongside medical and health professionals to ensure people with HPV receive optimal management.

Visit the NZ HPV Project website

NZ Sexual Health Society

The New Zealand Sexual Health Society (NZSHS) Incorporated is a group of professionals working or interested in the field of Sexual Health. Membership is multidisciplinary and includes doctors, nurses, counsellors, educators, health promoters and others in Public Health working in the field of sexually transmissible infections, including HIV/AIDS, and sexual and reproductive health.

Visit the NZ Sexual Health Society

OUTLine New Zealand Inc.

OUTLine NZ is a national telephone counselling and information support service for the Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Takataapui and Bisexual people of New Zealand. It operates from 10 am to 10 pm Monday to Friday and 5 pm to 10 pm on weekends. Call from Auckland 09 309 3268 or outside of Auckland 0800 OUTLINE (0800 6885463)

Visit the OUTLine NZ website

Rainbow Youth

We are a group of young people who run an organisation providing support, contact and education for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Fa’afafine and Takataapui youth. So what does it mean if you like someone who’s the same sex as you? What if you think you might be Gay? Or Lesbian? Or maybe Bisexual? Well that’s why we’re here.

Our aim at Rainbow Youth is to help young people to discover who they are and find strength in that. We can answer questions, provide information or get you in touch with our social groups Identity, Generation Q and Gender Quest.
We’ve been operating since 1989, talking to young people and schools about:

  • Coming out to family and friends
  • Being safe if you’re having sex
  • Plus healthy relationships

“We’re in every job, we’re every colour, we’re not out to take over the world, just live in it.” Amanda Bearse, Married with Children.

Visit Rainbow Youth website


Youthline offer a range of services for young people and their families across New Zealand. Their Youth Help Line 0800 376633 is available 24 hours a day as well as free text support on 234, and email, Youthline also offer face to face, pregnancy and family counselling, training and youth development programmes, seminars, youth work services, information and referrals.

Visit the Youthline website or visit the urge website.

Family Planning

Family Planning works to promote a positive view of sexuality and to enable people to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health and well-being. We have 32 clinics nationwide offering a full-range of sexual health services including contraception, Sexually Transmissible Infection checks and treatment, menopause, cervical screening, vasectomy, Pre-Menstrual Syndrome, pregnancy testing and advice and many others...

Visit the family planning website


Healthpoint is a tool that allows patients to access local information about what to expect prior to, during and following a referral to specialist medical healthcare services.
The information is approved, regularly reviewed and updated by clinicians.

Visit the Healthpoint website

Information for health professionals

Sexual Health Training

Auckland Sexual Health Service provides education for Health professionals. We offer the following study days:

  • An introduction to sexual health for health professionals
  • Sexually transmitted infection screening in pregnancy for midwives

View upcoming Study Days

We also provide targeted sessions for groups. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Best Practice Guidelines

These Best Practice Guidelines have been produced by NZSHS, with funding from the Ministry of Health. Every effort has been taken to ensure that the information in these resources is correct at the time of publishing.

NZSHS Best Practice Guidelines

STI Surveillance: Annual Reports

These reports summarise the epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for the year, and examines recent trends.

Using data from sexual health clinics, family planning clinics, student and youth health clinics, and diagnostic laboratories, these reports cover the STIs of public health importance, including chlamydia, gonorrhoea, genital herpes, genital warts, syphilis, non-specific urethritis, chancroid, granuloma inguinale, and lymphogranuloma venereum.
Possible factors underlying the observed distribution and trends in STIs are discussed.

View the Annual ESR STI Reports

Contact the Sexual Health Registrar

The Sexual Health Registrar can be contacted on the following number:

021 883 703