“I need to tell it now because we are not an ugly picture. We are a beautiful international family of brothers, sisters, and sister-brothers. I am honored to be part of that acronym, to be a man who has sex … Continue reading “a beautiful international family of brothers, sisters, and sister-brothers.”
After Cambodian authorities detected an epidemic of HIV when they started testing a community in the Battambbang province, in the remote north-west of the country. They found more than 270 cases including people in their 80s and one who was aged 2 years. Today an unlicensed medical practitioner was convicted of murder, and sentenced to 25 years in prison for spreading HIV. The provincical court judge, Yich Na Chheavy told a packed courtroom, “The court found Yem Chrin guilty of operating health treatment without license, injecting people with syringes that spread HIV and torturing peopled to die.” News: Reuters Continue reading Unlicensed Cambodian doctor jailed for 25 years for spreading HIV
On World AIDS Day the Liberal Democrat spokesman for Health, Norman Lamb called for the HIV-preventative drug Truvada or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis to be made available via the UK’s National Health Service. With more than 6,000 more people becoming infected with … Continue reading LibDem calls for PrEP via UK NHS on #WAD2015
All around the world people are using World AIDS Day (1 December)as a time to raise funds for HIV charities and to raise awareness of HIV in their communities. However this is not going to happen on the Channel Island … Continue reading Updated: Response from Bailiff of Jersey over #WAD collection
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?
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
Sorry everyone, life has been getting in the way of posting. Living here in Gibraltar, I have not been brilliant at taking some time to sit down and record how life is. Perhaps that is because it has been so good recently. Well so good in comparison to what it was when the blog was first started. However, I aim to record some thoughts at least once every two days from now on as I have always found it to be helpful in keeping me sane. Today I give thanks for Andrew. For without him and his love, I would be nothing today. Indeed, I doubt very much if … Continue reading Thank you Andrew: a return to blogging
Recent experience of getting HIV meds prescribed in Gibraltar. I have found it to be relatively easy to navigate the system. Continue reading Can I navigate the Gibraltar system for HIV care?