46% of people living with HIV do not know they have it. Stigma surrounding HIV remains one of the biggest reasons people are not testing. To mark World AIDS Day (1 December 2015) HIV charity AVERT has launched an animation … Continue reading #StandUpToHIV – AVERT campaign tackles fears of HIV
The new European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS) HIV clinical guidelines were released at the 15th European AIDS Conference which brings Europe into line with the rest of the world by recommending HIV treatment upon diagnosis for everyone living with HIV. Complete a short survey on your views on this. Continue reading HIV treatment for all living with HIV says EACS. What do you think?
Find out more about the reasons for the Oslo Declaration, and why HIV criminalization is doing more harm than good to public health and human rights. – See more at: http://www.hivjustice.net/oslo/#sthash.XctSRDY7.dpuf Continue reading HIV criminalisation? More harm than good.
For many of us living with HIV there is always the niggling thought at the back of our heads that other people will talk about our status, often behind our backs, and if we are particularly unfortunate it may even … Continue reading Is HIV stigma still a problem in Dublin?
After some nights of very disturbed sleep, I made it to the GP and hopefully will not wake the entire household this evening. Continue reading Hopefully after a trip to the GP I may be able to sleep
This evening I have been doing a bit of research into where is linking to this blog from the Internet around the world. I was a bit surprised to find some of the places. However, amongst them I found that … Continue reading Thanks to @imstilljosh for last year’s nomination…
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