HIV in the restaurant—what would you do?

Picture the scene, you are sitting in a restaurant, enjoying a meal either on your own or with friends. You are wearing a ribbon supporting some charity or another, it is noticed by your waiter, it is not one he recognises and he asks about it. You tell him what it is, and why it … Continue reading HIV in the restaurant—what would you do?

Positive Catholics: a peer support group

Although I live in Belfast, I am in contact with a Positive Catholics, a peer-support network of women and men, who are living with HIV and have a Christian faith. Within the Roman Catholic tradition they offer peer ministry of support and fellowship for each other. All who identify as Christian and living with HIV … Continue reading Positive Catholics: a peer support group

Perhaps the Electronic Care Record can help us stop brushing HIV under the carpet in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is not that large, yet we have had many, many different systems for record-keeping within the Health & Social Care system. Historically, each hospital had slightly differing forms, and of course each hospital had its own number for you as well as a record of your health while there. To me, in a … Continue reading Perhaps the Electronic Care Record can help us stop brushing HIV under the carpet in Northern Ireland

Reversing roles can bring you closer together

This evening I am off up to the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, to visit my husband Andrew who today had an operation. Hopefully, it has done what was needed and he will no longer have a gall bladder. It has been causing him no end of pain since August 2012. It's quite the role reversal for … Continue reading Reversing roles can bring you closer together