Have your say on Aotearoa New Zealand’s HIV Action Plan 2022-2032

Closed 12 Sep 2022

Opened 22 Aug 2022


The Ministry of Health has drafted an ambitious new HIV Action Plan with support from organisations representing communities living with and affected by HIV and health sector representatives.

The HIV Action Plan is an exciting opportunity to increase the momentum of our HIV response and strive for an Aotearoa New Zealand where local HIV transmission is eliminated and people living with HIV have healthy lives free from stigma and discrimination.

We are already in a strong position to achieve this vision. In comparison to many other countries, we already have a low incidence of HIV, well-established harm reduction programmes such as the needle exchange programme, and highly effective and publicly funded HIV combination prevention and treatment.

This HIV Action Plan outlines what more we need to do over the next 10 years to achieve our vision for Aotearoa New Zealand. This includes setting goals and targets for our HIV response, outlining the four focus areas that we will need to work on, and identifies the actions that we need to undertake in each focus area.

There is $18 million already allocated from Budget 2022 to implement the HIV Action Plan over the next four years. This funding is additional to the existing spending on HIV prevention and surveillance.

Why your views matter

The Ministry of Health is now seeking your overall feedback about the HIV Action Plan and your thoughts on what actions should be prioritised for funding.

We are particularly interested in feedback from communities living with or affected by HIV and people working in the HIV sector.

Feedback can be provided here on Citizen Space or through attending a face-to-face or online zoom session hosted by the Ministry of Health.

More detail on in-person and online zoom sessions

How to have your say on Citizen Space

You can provide feedback using the online feedback form. You can answer all the questions or just a few. If you have just one big idea you want to tell us, use the last comment box on the form.

Note: With the online tool, you can complete your submission over several sessions and save it as you go. If you select ‘Save and come back later’, you will receive an email with a unique link that will let you return to edit and submit your response. You can share this link with your colleagues if you need them to contribute or review the submission. Once you have completed and submitted your submission, you will be sent a pdf copy of your records.

The closing date for submissions is 12 September 2022.

Data privacy

Your submission will only be used for the purpose of this review.

Please note that your submission may be subject to requests under the Official Information Act 1982. Personal details can be withheld under the Act, including your name. If you do not want any information you provide to be released, please indicate this clearly and explain why in your responses. For example, you may wish for some information to be kept confidential because it is sensitive personal information, such as your health status or personal behaviours. The Ministry of Health will take your views into account when responding to such official information requests by others.

What happens next

After the consultation period ends, the Ministry of Health will use this feedback to finalise and publish the HIV Action Plan and inform the actions that will be prioritised and funded in the implementation of the HIV Action Plan.

Further information

If you have any other questions or if you are experiencing issues with providing your feedback through Citizen Space, please contact HIVactionplan@health.govt.nz.


  • Health sector


  • Public health