This morning I received an email about HIV and Poverty from the Terrence Higgins Trust asking me to contact my local council’s cabinet member to find out what is being done by the council to support people living with HIV … Continue reading HIV and Poverty – What is being done in Northern Ireland?
All of us who are living with HIV are concerned at how the reform of the welfare system which has been initiated by HM Government at Westminster is going to affect our lives. For those of us in Northern Ireland … Continue reading Welfare reform: how will it affect me?
Extending marriage rights to gay couples as well as straight couples seems a long way off for those of us living in Northern Ireland. The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 has been passed in Westminster for England and Wales, … Continue reading Support gay marriage or the gays will marry your girlfriends
By anyone’s standards, the past week and the weekend now drawing to a close has been a very busy one. Together with Andrew and as part of Faith and Pride I have been responsible for nine events within Belfast Pride Festival. Tomorrow I am heading back to work for the first time since Christmas as my GP has said that I should have a phased return to work from 1 July. Hopefully it won’t be too taxing – though since it there is a motion before the NI Assembly regarding the Social Development Minister, Private Members’ Business Call for an … Continue reading Back to work I go… an interesting day ahead!
Positively UK co-ordinated a conference of people living with HIV ‘No Decision About Me Without Me’. This year they are convening another conference focusing on ‘Engagement and involvement: personal, political, and clinical’. The content of the conference is yet to be finalised and they would like the assistance of people living with HIV in the UK. They came up with a survey to help them plan the conference. Although the survey is now closed, I hope that many of us living with HIV in the UK will make it to their conference. Being both engaged and informed in your care, … Continue reading Engagement and involvement: personal, political, and clinical