The Living with HIV Program is a part of the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University. The program conducts social research into the lived experience of HIV.
The HIV Futures New Zealand 2 survey was completed by 261 HIV positive people.
75.7% were male (196), 23.9% were female (62), and one person was transgender. 60.7% were gay men, 22.7% heterosexual women, 10.1% heterosexual men, 6.1% bisexual men, and 0.4% lesbian women.
The respondents’ ages ranged from 23 to 88 years with a mean of 45.6 years and a median of 44.0 years.
The majority of participants were New Zealand born (69.4%) and 89.8% of the participants spoke English at home, with North African languages accounting for most of the remainder. Of the total sample, 255 indicated their ethnicity. One hundred and seventy two were European/Pakeha (65.9%), 49 were African (18.8%), 17 were Maori (6.5%), nine were Asian (3.4%) and five were Pacific Islanders (1.9%).