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?
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
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
So it is 2016 and last night as the old year was preparing to leave, I got told that I had the plague: the gay plague. I thought that this sort of language was only to be expected from conservatives … Continue reading Shocked at being told I had “the plague”
Andrew Keates has made this documentary about living with HIV. I don’t know him personally, but a friend does. He asks himself questions that he has been asked before and then answers them. Who gave you HIV? Don’t you just pop a pill a day and everything’s fine? How’s your love life? He tells the story of living with HIV, being undetectable, and falling in love. Much of the story that he tells is similar to my own. I am so glad that he has made the video. Now, please go and watch it, and share it with your friends. … Continue reading “My HIV. Our Problem.”
Shocked to read of the abuse that some received while collecting money on World AIDS Day. This post shows why we need to stand up and fight the stigma. Continue reading The red ribbon stigma…
I pledge to Live HIV Neutral; to challenge stigma if I experience, see or hear it, and to be an advocate for people with and affected by HIV.—John Carchrie Campbell #LiveHIVNeutral What does living HIV neutral mean? To live HIV neutral … Continue reading #LiveHIVNeutral — my pledge
All around the world people are using World AIDS Day (1 December)as a time to raise funds for HIV charities and to raise awareness of HIV in their communities. However this is not going to happen on the Channel Island … Continue reading Updated: Response from Bailiff of Jersey over #WAD collection