Free double-bill screening of films exploring the experiences of people living with HIV/AIDS in two different parts of the world. The End of AIDS? Wednesday 6 November at 7.00pm Free double-bill screening of films exploring the experiences of people living … Continue reading The End of AIDS? Film screenings
In the last couple of weeks two things happened: I became very much confused and appeared to be drunk on occasions (without drinking any alcohol); and I had restarted taking my antidepressant, Mirtazapine. On Friday evening past, I failed to take my medication, and on Saturday I felt much more myself. Following discussion with my husband, we put it down to the failure to take Mirtazepine. This morning, Andrew and I went to my GP. There, we discussed how I had been and it was agreed to take me off the Mirtazapine. This had already been my decision and I … Continue reading GP clears up some confusion
So, as always, medication is difficult to keep track of. In recent days we think that some difficulties that I have been having has been as a result ofa particular medication. So, in order that I know reliably what I … Continue reading Medication tracking
It’s been ten years of finding ways to raise awareness of HIV and people living with HIV. Here’s to the next ten years. Continue reading Ten years on – thanks to the nurses, doctors, and friends
We are coming up on European HIV Hepatitis Testing Week from 23rd to 30th November. And then, on 1st December, it will be World Aids Day. When I was in Gibraltar, I was interviewed by GBC News while friends from the Gibraltar Health Authority’s Infection Control and Health Promotion Unit were handing out red ribbons to raise awareness. Raising awareness is something I try to do by simply being open about living with HIV. There have been a few updates since that interview. Due to the advances in medication, there are now more choices in what I take. Medication can … Continue reading Looking forward to World Aids Day 2018
On Tuesday of last week, I had my regular appointment at the HIV clinic: results from the previous visit were as we expected: Viral load undetected. CD4 510 or 26% All other tests good. Although I got on really well with the doctor, on this occasion, I still put in my request to change clinic. The main reason for the change is that Andrew and I have moved and the one to which I want to change, is more accessible to where we live, rather than where we used to live. Continue reading Another appointment and all is well
“Austerity has crippled the HIV third/voluntary sector and this looks likely to get worse as local authorities continue to withdraw or dramatically reduce funding.” —Andrew Dalton, 2016 Continue reading “Cutting the Ribbon?”: Effects of Austerity on UK HIV organizations
The last few weeks have seen what seems like an inordinate number of prescriptions made out to me. Below are what we have got going on just at the moment. The drugs will be rattling around me as I rattle around the house while I am off work. Continue reading Rattling around again.
From yesterday, following a legal move1 made by the North’s health minister, it is now possible to buy HIV self-testing kits and to test yourself for HIV. Speaking on World AIDS Day, [Simon Hamilton MLA] said: “The change in the law will allow … Continue reading HIV self tests now available in North thanks to legal change
I’ve been contacted by Jemma Campbell who is studying Film and Media at the University of Stirling. She is in her final year and is looking for volunteers to help in her dissertation. In her own words, Hi, I’m Jemma Campbell, … Continue reading Do you live with HIV in Scotland? Can you help Jemma?