I’m very pleased to hear that University College Dublin Students’ Union has created a campaign raising awareness of U=U in conjunction with HIV Ireland’s #MPOWER service. Well done to former UCDSU President, Conor Anderson, for speaking out and raising awareness. Continue reading What does Undetectable=Untransmittable mean?
It is heartening to hear that the Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion Service is changing its rules for blood donation to allow gay men who have been in a same-sex relationship for three months or more to give blood as part … Continue reading Progress on gay blood donation: does it take account of U=U?
So, on Friday, I had created a table for recording particular stats whilst on dialysis. Then a friend suggested that I use a bullet journal to make things easier, so I have done that. I then realised that I had a blank page to the left of my table, and so have used that to create checklist to keep track of my medications. So, let’s see how this goes for the next few days and then I will decide whether to continue or not. Continue reading Revised format for recording dialysis and HIV medications and stats
News reached us this week that the #AIDSMemoryUK campaign founded by Ash Kotak, a long-term survivor of HIV, has announced that the London AIDS Memorial will be centrally located on Tottenham Court Road, close to the locations of: the first … Continue reading UK Aids memorials to be linked by national memorial website. London memorial due to be in Tottenham Court Road.
During yesterday’s Downing Street Briefing, the British Prime Minster, the Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, said that We haven’t got vaccines against SARS, AIDS or whatever. The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, Downing Street Briefing This is really not on. … Continue reading Mistake of British Prime Minister over HIV and AIDS illustrates why reporting guidelines are so important
Yesterday, on 1st March 2021, HIV Ireland hosted a webinar to launch their new Media Reporting Guidelines, to help journalists and editors in how to talk about HIV and AIDS. I was fortunate to be asked to take part as … Continue reading Zero Discrimination Day 2021 marked by launch of Media Reporting Guidelines
On Monday 1st March 2021, I am pleased to have been invited to take part in a panel discussion as a guest of HIV Ireland at the launch of their new Media Reporting Guidelines. To mark Zero Discrimination Day 2021 … Continue reading Launch of HIV Ireland’s Media Reporting Guidelines on 1st March
Having had my first appointment with the National Transplant team in Beaumont Hospital in Dublin in January, I knew that I would be referred to their Infectious Diseases consultant and their Nephrologist before I could even think about being added … Continue reading Next stage in work up to transplant
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