Positively Chris Living positively with HIV. I’m sharing my experiences to provide some insight into the reality of a life with HIV. My aim is to be open, honest, and informative, in the hope of reducing HIV related stigma, and … Continue reading Positively Chris
It is the beginning of our third week in Gibraltar. It does not seem possible that the time has passed so quickly. We left on the fourth Sunday of Lent, and now we are at the beginning of Holy Week, … Continue reading Two weeks here, and already seeing a GP.
In February, I wrote to the Minister of Health, Social Services, and Public Safety, Edwin Poots MLA, about the issues raised in the Terrence Higgins Trust Report on HIV and Poverty. This morning I go the below as the response … Continue reading Response to my letter to Minister on HIV and Poverty.
This week, the Gibraltar Parliament made history. It passed a Civil Partnerships Bill which extends to all couples the right to enter a civil partnership. It is not limited to same-sex couples as currently in the United Kingdom. Any couple may register as civil partners, provided of course that neither party is already either married or in a civil partnership. Earlier this evening, I posted the following on Facebook: It looks like Andrew and I are moving to Gibraltar at just the right time. Well done to the Gibraltar Parliament for passing this legislation which goes even further than that in force in any part of the … Continue reading Posted elsewhere: Well done Gibraltar! “More British than Finchley.”
When you are newly diagnosed with HIV you want to know more about the virus. The HIVe Project, sponsored by the Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre, have produced an information / Drama short film aimed at people who have recently been … Continue reading New film to help newly diagnosed being launched on Monday 10 April.
In just over 48 hours I have stayed in two hotels, been on two plane flights, used two different currencies, been through three airports, been in four countries, and travelled more than 2,500 miles. That’s jet-settin’ tech writin’! —Andrew McFarland … Continue reading Andrew had a hell of a job interview
As part of LGBT History Month, Unison Northern Ireland is showing a film, We Were Here by David Weissman, which is a deep and reflective look at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco and how individuals rose to … Continue reading Film from Unison for LGBT History Month
Northern Ireland’s only HIV-specific support organisation, Positive Life is carrying out a survey on HIV patients’ experiences in hospital settings with the aim of getting the best possible care for all living with HIV here in Northern Ireland. The research … Continue reading The best possible care for those living with HIV in Northern Ireland
It is New Year’s Day in the year of our Lord two thousand and fourteen. It is a year that will see us start the commemoration of the Great War. This afternoon I have been watching the debate in the … Continue reading 1914—2014 an opportunity to commemorate and to highlight continuing work
After about a week of not being able to wake up in the morning, today I have the opposite problem. I found it well nigh impossible to sleep all night—despite having my cuddly ginger “Build-a-Bear cat to cuddle—and so find … Continue reading After a week of too much sleep, last night I had not enough…