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Effort aims to reduce the stigma experienced by those living with the virus .
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The world's first HIV positive sperm bank has been launched in New Zealand, with organisers hoping to reduce stigma around the virus.
Called Sperm Positive, it will begin with three male donors from across the country who are living with HIV but who have had treatment which has meant the amount of the virus in their blood is so low it cannot be detected by standard methods.
This does not mean the HIV has been cured, but it does mean that the treatment has worked to the extent that the virus can no longer be passed on. This includes infection from sex without a condom or childbirth.
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Today New Zealand launches the world's first HIV positive sperm bank in a bid to remove the negative stigma experienced by those living with the virus . It comes ahead of this year's World Aids Day, on Sunday, December 1. Damien Rule-Neal is one of the first three donors to give sperm to the
Sperm Positive has begun with three male donors from across New Zealand who are living with HIV but have an undetectable viral load, meaning the amount of the virus in The initiative, created by the New Zealand Aids Foundation, Positive Women Inc and Body Positive , hopes to educate people in
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Damien Rule-Neal is one of the donors. He was diagnosed with HIV in 1999 and was confirmed undetectable after starting treatment around 18 years ago.
"I have many friends who are also living with HIV who've gone on to have children," he said, adding that there was still a lack of education among the public about what an undetectable status meant.
"Being able to help others on their journey is so rewarding, but I also want to show the world that life doesn't stop post-diagnosis and help to remove the stigma."
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Members of Positive Women Inc and the New Zealand Aids Foundation in their cafe+ uniforms. The menu will include sandwiches, pizzas and salads. The organisations decided to launch the eatery at Big Gay Out because it was an event that felt safe and had a friendly atmosphere, she said.
Purcell came to New Zealand four years ago, but still has lots of family members living over there. Instead of just worrying about what was happening back home, she decided to do something to help and put a call out on social HIV positive sperm bank launches in New Zealand in a world first.
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Created by the New Zealand Aids Foundation, Positive Women Inc and Body Positive, the project intends to educate people about HIV transmission.
The online sperm bank said it will be made explicit that donors have HIV but are on effective treatment that means they are unable to pass the virus on.
It said it will not operate as a fertility clinic but if a match is agreed by both parties, Sperm Positive will put the parties in touch with local fertility clinics.
Dr Mark Thomas, an infectious diseases doctor and Auckland University associate professor, said: "Stigma can lead to inconsistent taking of medicines, and result in much less effective treatment of HIV, and risk of transmitting HIV.
"Fear of stigma and discrimination can stop people at risk from getting tested, and those living with HIV from accessing treatment and support."
The online bank has been launched ahead of World Aids Day 2019 which falls on 1 December.
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