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Mr. Gay New Zealand Charlie Tredway talks HIV with Bob Leahy

published: February, 20, 2017 Written by // Bob Leahy - Publisher Categories // Gay Men, Features and Interviews, International , Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Recently crowned Charlie, a man living with HIV and a passionate advocate, ran on a platform of confronting HIV stigma. Now he takes his message to the Mr. Gay World competition

Mr. Gay New Zealand Charlie Tredway talks HIV with Bob Leahy

Bob Leahy: First of all congratulations. Now I know you ran for Mr. Gay New Zealand because you wanted to talk about HIV. Tell me about that. Charlie Tredway: Right. My only reason was to bring visibility to HIV and to move past the stigma and the (untrue) fact that people living with HIV should be ashamed of themselves, not as good as the wider community. When I moved back to New Zealand from Sydney, the first campaign I did was because they didn’t have any HIV-positive gay males under the