It’s hard to believe that I now attend the HIV clinic at Beaumont Hospital in north Dublin every six months. But that is what is happening. This is great as it means there are not so many trips from the … Continue reading Six months in arrears. Is this the best for results?
I’m very pleased to hear that University College Dublin Students’ Union has created a campaign raising awareness of U=U in conjunction with HIV Ireland’s #MPOWER service. Well done to former UCDSU President, Conor Anderson, for speaking out and raising awareness. Continue reading What does Undetectable=Untransmittable mean?
At the beginning of May, my dialysis unit (the B Braun Wellstone Midlands Renal Care Centre in Port Laoise) made a suggestion of trying to see how many steps we could take each day to improve our mental health. The … Continue reading Walking challenge helped mental health: near 110,000 steps in last week!
During yesterday’s Downing Street Briefing, the British Prime Minster, the Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, said that We haven’t got vaccines against SARS, AIDS or whatever. The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, Downing Street Briefing This is really not on. … Continue reading Mistake of British Prime Minister over HIV and AIDS illustrates why reporting guidelines are so important
For the last eleven years and more, I have been writing about what it is like to live with HIV. Every so often, in the media—be it print or broadcast—I have seen some shocking ways of referring to people living … Continue reading HIV terminology guidelines: how to write about living with HIV or AIDS
In case anyone has not seen what UNAIDS has said about what people living with HIV need to know about Covid-19, I am reposting their information here. These are difficult times for all of us. UNAIDS is urging people to … Continue reading What people living with HIV need to know about Covid-19
This week we cannot avoid the news about the new Coronavirus and its current spread across the world. It has had an impact on the dialysis patients like myself in Tullamore Hospital. The dialysis unit is now more isolated from … Continue reading COVID-19 and dialysis patients
Since I have been on dialysis, I have been having real difficulty with adherence for my HIV medication. This has been because of the regime including 1 tablet once a day, 1 once a week, and 1 once every 96 … Continue reading Change in medication
Those of us who live with HIV face prejudice from the world around us in many ways. Sometimes this prejudice is very blatant, other times it is in the background, but still there. Examples include: believing that only certain groups … Continue reading A few recurring prejudices about living with HIV