low carbs? anyone got any recipes?

Well you may remember that a few weeks ago my GP recommended that I try for a low white carbs diet. I’ve not been terribly successful at this over the last few weeks – mainly due to some stress over Andrew’s job. However, yesterday, we resolved together to try to make it work. So, if anyone has any recipes for such a diet? I’d be pleased to hear from you. If you are happy for me to re-post them on here, please indicate in the form below! Continue reading low carbs? anyone got any recipes?

240 hours community service for HIV cure fraudster

I am very pleased that someone trying to make a quick buck out of vulnerable people who are living with HIV and who are looking for a quick cure has been convicted in the Courts and will now have to pay for his crimes. Today in the first ever prosecution of its kind for the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), an asylum seeker from Zimbabwe was sentenced to 240 hours community service and ordered to pay over £947.36 costs for selling ineffective medical devices over the internet that he claimed cured and killed HIV/AIDS. Admare Jinga (aged 31) … Continue reading 240 hours community service for HIV cure fraudster

If “Heterophobia” Were Real – via Buzzfeed

All You Need Is Love? highlights a teen living in a world that exists in opposition to the one we live in now. In this short, the terms “gay” and “straight” and the conceptions and cultural stigmas attached to them are completely reversed. What makes this video so powerful is its inclusion of family and community, showing that intolerance can fester in any number of places. Honest performances and a beautiful message, this short film is one not to miss. Found on Buzzfeed.   Continue reading If “Heterophobia” Were Real – via Buzzfeed

Back to work I go… an interesting day ahead!

By anyone’s standards, the past week and the weekend now drawing to a close has been a very busy one. Together with Andrew and as part of Faith and Pride I have been responsible for nine events within Belfast Pride Festival. Tomorrow I am heading back to work for the first time since Christmas as my GP has said that I should have a phased return to work from 1 July. Hopefully it won’t be too taxing – though since it there is a motion before the NI Assembly regarding the Social Development Minister, Private Members’ Business Call for an … Continue reading Back to work I go… an interesting day ahead!

Regular testing is needed if we can start HIV treatment when WHO suggests

Yesterday the World Health Organization said that treatment for people living with HIV should start when CD4 count is 500 per cubic millimetre or less. Previously, it was when the count was 350 or less. The announcement came on the opening day of the International AIDS Society 2013 conference in Kuala Lumpur. The new recommendations are found in Consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection. The new recommendations encourage all countries to initiate treatment in adults living with HIV when their CD4 cell count falls to 500 cells/mm³ or less – when their immune … Continue reading Regular testing is needed if we can start HIV treatment when WHO suggests