Guest blog: HIV Contraction Risk Higher in Female Drug Users

Gay males are often cruelly stigmatised in the media’s portrayal of HIV, and it is a common misconception that the disease is more likely to be transmitted between men. In reality, both men and women are at risk of contracting the disease and injective drugs continue to pose a risk to those that use them. Arguably, the media tends to associate HIV more with men, but the truth is that globally the number of women suffering from HIV equalled that of men more than a decade ago. In the UK, that figure is slightly less; three in ten HIV sufferers are female. … Continue reading Guest blog: HIV Contraction Risk Higher in Female Drug Users

WAD service – Belfast

I’ve been planning a short service for use in St George’s Parish Church on Friday 30 November 2012 the eve of World AIDS Day in conjunction with The HIV Support Centre The service will begin promptly at eight o’clock in the evening. The aim is to remember those who have gone before, those living now, and those still to come who live with or are affected by HIV. Continue reading WAD service – Belfast