Stigma experiences, well-being and medication adherence in gay men living with HIV If you live in England, Northern Ireland, or the Republic or Ireland and are over 18 years of age, been living with HIV for over a year, and … Continue reading QUB research into stigma in gay men living with HIV
Had a great afternoon out with the Dublin Photographers on their Saturday Photo Walk which met in Grafton Street at Bewley’s Café and then walked up to St Stephen’s Green, down Baggot Street and then along the Grand Canal towards … Continue reading 25 Iúil 2015 – Dublin Photographers Photowalk
This evening I was reading a copy of today’s Irish Independent as I ate my evening meal. I was somewhat taken aback to read on page nineteen: Aids virus hope A teenage girl born with the Aids virus… This is … Continue reading Irish Independent says “Aids virus”: what century are we living in?
Yesterday, I was in bits all day. One of our three cats, Niamh, was at the vet’s from about nine in the morning until six in the evening. Quite simply she was having the operation that all domestic cats ought … Continue reading Stitches in the other two – makes me worried
Scholastica, Niamh, and Richard are all set for the beginning of their great adventure. They are going just across the border to La Línea de la Concepción to begin their chauffeur-driven journey to Caergybi. They have no need of quarantine … Continue reading The first of us to leave…
Along with 375 other people and 44 organisations, I signed the letter composed by ACT UP London, an HIV activist group, which corrects inaccuracies in Nigel Farage’s claims during the televised leaders’ debate in the run up to the UK Parliamentary General Election.
During the leaders’ debate on 2 April, Mr Farage claimed: “Here’s a fact… there are 7,000 diagnoses in this country every year for people that are HIV positive… 60% of them are not British nationals.” He further stated treatment costs up to £25,000 per year per patient. Each of these claims is inaccurate, addressed by the letter with reference to the accurate statistics.
Mr Farage’s claims are wild, and scaremongering. They will divide our communities and further create stigma to people who are living with HIV. Continue reading “Over 400 signatories asking Nigel Farage for HIV apology.”
Every now and then, politicians surprise me. For instance, The Rt Hon Peter Robinson MP MLA is supporting religious freedom and freedom of conscience. This has been highlighted by Faith and Pride: Glad @dupleader is taking a strong stand for freedom of conscience. http://t.co/vm2EjzLFTd — Faith And Pride (@FaithAndPride) March 9, 2015 Perhaps you should read what Faith and Pride has said about his comments… Support Religious Freedom, Support Same-Sex marriage Continue reading Politicians sometimes surprise me…
Sorry everyone, life has been getting in the way of posting. Living here in Gibraltar, I have not been brilliant at taking some time to sit down and record how life is. Perhaps that is because it has been so good recently. Well so good in comparison to what it was when the blog was first started. However, I aim to record some thoughts at least once every two days from now on as I have always found it to be helpful in keeping me sane. Today I give thanks for Andrew. For without him and his love, I would be nothing today. Indeed, I doubt very much if … Continue reading Thank you Andrew: a return to blogging
Tonight, Andrew got me back. Tonight, it was me that was the responsible adult and he the patient. A rather strange state of affairs for anyone who knows how often we have been in A&E in the last four years. But fortunately, no ambulance required. Continue reading Poacher turned gamekeeper
None of us is perfect. Yet all too often the images that we see in shops all around us are of so-called body-beautiful people. Imagine if there were mannequins that represented real people? Earlier this month, there were figures with scoliosis or brittle bone disease modelling the latest fashions in Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse. The campaign was devised for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by Pro Informs, an organisation for the disabled. Continue reading Who is perfect?