Unsung Heroes of Belfast, by The Belfast Jurys Inn Hotel } Continue reading Unsung heroes of Belfast.
This article is written by The International HIV/AIDS Alliance in support of their new campaign Link Up. I hope that you enjoy reading it as much as I did, when I was sent it. It makes for inspiring reading. As … Continue reading Addis Beza: Guest post for #WAD2013 #LinkUp
Friday 22 November 2013 was an awful day for me. I started off not too badly, not feeling particularly well, but decided that it was probably best to stay in bed for as much of the day as I could. … Continue reading An awful day…
Having seen that it was so-called National HIV Testing week via Facebook, I thought I would investigate this a little more and found that it is in fact European HIV testing week. Of course, using the European dimension may not attract everyone’s … Continue reading HIV Testing week… the European dimension
On Facebook this morning, I came across a campaign for a National HIV Testing Week. This seems like a very sensible move to me. After all with the NHS reckoning that 1 in 4 people living with HIV in the … Continue reading ‘National’ HIV testing week: where ‘national’ = England
Picture the scene, you are sitting in a restaurant, enjoying a meal either on your own or with friends. You are wearing a ribbon supporting some charity or another, it is noticed by your waiter, it is not one he … Continue reading HIV in the restaurant—what would you do?
Following a complaint about non-inclusion of a link to Northern Ireland sexual health services, Michael tells why Channel 4 has nearly got it right but not quite yet. Continue reading Embarrassing Bodies Risk Checker still not got a link to services in Northern Ireland
With World AIDS Day approaching, Michael asks if there is money in the health department’s kitty for an HIV public information and prevention campaign. “Would that not be a better use than on legal costs?” Continue reading When Poots finishes paying legal costs, can we have money for HIV prevention?
I was pleased as Punch when I achieved 100% in this quiz. Those who know me well will not be surprised by this. Click image to open interactive version (via Staples.ca). Continue reading Grammatically speaking…
Originally posted on EILE Magazine:
Northern Irish Health Minister, Edwin Poots MLA A Belfast High Court judge has ruled that the ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood in Northern Ireland is “irrational”, defeating Health Minister, Edwin Poots. Justice Treacy also ruled that Poots was in breach of the ministerial code by failing to take the issue before Stormont. Northern Ireland is the only region in the UK that currently enforces a complete ban on MSMs donating blood; England, Wales and Scotland lifted the ban in November 2011, replacing it with new rules, which allow blood from men whose last sexual contact… Continue reading Belfast Judge Rules Gay Blood Ban “Irrational”