Looking forward to World Aids Day 2018

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

So, I’m not eating enough fruit…

Last month, I had my first appointment at my new HIV clinic in Dublin. Having continued with the clinic in the Mater Misericordiæ University Hospital since 2015 when we got to the city, I took the opportunity of having moved from the north inner city to Co. Laois of asking for a transfer to St James’s University Hospital, which is located close to Heuston Station, the terminus for the lines from Cork, Limerick, Galway, and Westport (all of which pass through the station for the town in which we now live).   The new consultant gave me a prescription of … Continue reading So, I’m not eating enough fruit…

Another appointment and all is well

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