Response to my letter to Minister on HIV and Poverty.

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 from the Health Improvement Policy Branch on the Minister’s behalf.

The best possible care for those living with HIV in Northern Ireland

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 is to gauge if individuals with HIV are treated differently in a hospital setting due … Continue reading The best possible care for those living with HIV in Northern Ireland

Embarrassing Bodies Risk Checker still not got a link to services in Northern Ireland

Following a complaint about non-inclusion of a link to Northern Ireland sexual health services, Michael tells why Channel 4 has nearly got it right but not quite yet.

World Aids Day 2013: Exhibition–Images of Otherness in Waterfront Hall

Belfast’s Waterfront Hall is set to host a photographic exhibition to mark World Aids Day 2013 and help raise awareness of HIV in Northern Ireland. The exhibition is part of a series of events co-ordinated by Positive Life (Northern Ireland’s only HIV-support charity).  There is a launch event with light refreshments on the evening of Monday … Continue reading World Aids Day 2013: Exhibition–Images of Otherness in Waterfront Hall