New BP medication doesn’t agree with me

The new BP medication doesn’t seem to agree with me as have been having terrible headaches and light-headedness. Yesterday afternoon I asked to speak to a doctor about it. I had forgotten to take it on Tuesday evening and felt fine. So when I spoke to the doctor I said this and when asked if I would try again I just said “No.” With a bit of to-ing and fro-ing I was advised to stop taking it until a review by the consultant later in the week. Continue reading New BP medication doesn’t agree with me

Meds: a matter of obedience — thanks St Benedict

The third step of humility is that for the love of God one should be obedient to a superior in all things imitating the Lord of whom the Apostles says, ‘He was made obedient even unto death.’ The Rule of Saint Benedict, Chapter 7: Humility, translated by Abbot Parry OSB, Gracewing, 1990. In recent weeks and months, I have been re-reading The Rule of Saint Benedict, with a view to putting the principles of his rule into practice in my own life. A couple of Sundays ago I was on a Zoom call with the House of Initia Nova Benedictines … Continue reading Meds: a matter of obedience — thanks St Benedict

Welcome from UNAIDS for new tool for HIV prevention for gay men and other men who have sex with men and trangender women

Ground-breaking new study shows the efficacy of a long-acting injectable to prevent HIV UNAIDS has warmly welcomed the announcement that the long-acting injectable cabotegravir is safe and effective in preventing HIV among gay men and other men who have sex … Continue reading Welcome from UNAIDS for new tool for HIV prevention for gay men and other men who have sex with men and trangender women

Universal precautions mean just that — so why am I being treated differently?

Hospitals and healthcare workers are required to take universal precautions to reduce the risk of cross infection from both recognised and non-recognised sources of infection. All the way through my life since I was diagnosed with HIV, I have been … Continue reading Universal precautions mean just that — so why am I being treated differently?