Body Positive

Body Positive is a peer support organisation for all people in New Zealand living with HIV.

About Body Positive

Based in Newton, Auckland, Body Positive has been run by positive people, for positive people, since it formed in the 1980s. It was officially incorporated as a peer support organisation in 1992. The organisation is run by Chief Executive Officer Mark Fisher and small, dedicated team of staff offering support and services to people living with HIV.

The peer support organisation maintains having a unique perspective of "knowing first hand" what it is like to live with the virus and the issues surrounding being HIV positive.

Bruce Kilmister (former CEO) with Dr Alison Copland at the 2013 New Zealand AIDS Foundation Life Membership Awards.


Body Positive House is located at 1-2 Poynton Terrace, Newton. It’s open to everyone in the HIV positive community between 10.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.
Key services include:

  • Daily drop in
  • Peer support groups
  • Networking opportunities
  • Advice for HIV positive people


Body Positive’s website offers more information on the support services the organisation provides. You can call their Freephone on  0800 HIV LINE or email for more information.