It is World AIDS Day, so it is time to share this video. However it is also 2020, so although kissing, hugging, sharing drinks, handshakes, high fives, smiles,1 and winks can’t transmit HIV, COVID-19 is another matter. Andrew McFarland Campbell … Continue reading World AIDS Day 2020
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, World Aids Day 2020 will be very different from previous WADs. In Victoria, Australia, there will be a number of events run by Living Positive Victoria which will be via Zoom. Have a look — … Continue reading World Aids Day in Victoria goes virtual
For the last eleven years and more, I have been writing about what it is like to live with HIV. Every so often, in the media—be it print or broadcast—I have seen some shocking ways of referring to people living … Continue reading HIV terminology guidelines: how to write about living with HIV or AIDS
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
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
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?
It is quite some time since I first included a guide for journalists on how to talk about HIV. At that time it was from the National Aids Trust in the UK. This time, it is similar guidelines from HIV … Continue reading How to talk about HIV: Guidelines from HIV Ireland
In case anyone has not seen what UNAIDS has said about what people living with HIV need to know about Covid-19, I am reposting their information here. These are difficult times for all of us. UNAIDS is urging people to … Continue reading What people living with HIV need to know about Covid-19