Health & Fitness

US: CVS changes vaccine forms after trans anger

US: CVS changes vaccine forms after trans anger

A US pharmacy chain has changed its online registration forms for COVID-19 vaccinations, after transgender people complained about being asked to declare their birth sex, highlighting a heated nationwide debate about trans rights. CVS Health Corp, which has administered millions of vaccines in the United States, said it was scrapping a “sex assigned at birth” […]

Opinion: Disclosing HIV Status after Covid-19 Vaccine

Opinion: Disclosing HIV Status after Covid-19 Vaccine

A Vaccine for My Shame By Jonathan Cohen It has often been said that COVID-19 reveals all manner of injustices, from hazardous work to overcrowded nursing homes to domestic violence. But with the increasing availability of the vaccine in wealthy countries, COVID-19 reveals something else; the intimate details of our pre-existing health conditions. Last month, […]

Cork Gay Project: At Home Fitness Classes

Cork Gay Project: At Home Fitness Classes

The Cork Gay Project are reminding members of the continuing ‘At Home Fitness Classes with Aoife Cooke’, every Tuesday from 7.30pm, on Zoom, to keep you fit during COVID!  For more information, or to attend, go to: ATTEND

Was AIDS ‘Patient Zero’ a World War I soldier?

Was AIDS ‘Patient Zero’ a World War I soldier?

As World Health Organization scientists comb the Chinese city of Wuhan for the first cases of the coronavirus, a Canadian infectious disease expert believes he has found the source of another pandemic, HIV/AIDS, more than a century earlier. In a revised edition of his 2011 book, ‘The Origin of AIDS’, published last month, Jacques Pépin […]

Galway LGBT+ community – Free mental health workshops

Galway LGBT+ community – Free mental health workshops

Free mental health support workshops for Galway LGBT+ community A new course, aimed at equipping members of the LGBTI+ community in Galway with the skills to cope with stress, is kicking off next Wednesday, 17 February. The six-week course will take place online from 7-8pm on Wednesday evenings, and is FREE. The course will be […]

Tbilisi Georgia: Trans nurse fights COVID-19 and stereotypes

Tbilisi Georgia: Trans nurse fights COVID-19 and stereotypes

Sitting in an office at a Tbilisi hospital treating COVID-19 patients, transgender nursing assistant, Gabriela Romanova, cuts a remarkably positive figure for someone on the frontline of the worst pandemic in a century. “Every day here is the best day for me,” the 29-year-old told the Thomson Reuters Foundation, during a break from her duties, […]

Pioneering AIDS researcher Dr Joseph Sonnabend has died (1933-2021)

Pioneering AIDS researcher Dr Joseph Sonnabend has died (1933-2021)

Pioneering AIDS researcher, Joseph Sonnabend, one of the first doctors to warn of the emergence of a new virus in the late 1970s, has died at the age of 88, in a London hospital. Sonnabend first noticed the rise in the number of similar illnesses among his gay male patients, at a private sexual health […]

Memoir: Living And Loving In The Age Of AIDS

Memoir: Living And Loving In The Age Of AIDS

LIVING AND LOVING IN THE AGE OF AIDS A Memoir – Derek Frost This memoir is an important and inspirational addition to the gay literary canon, due to be published on 13th April, and endorsed by Matthew Parris below. It’s a rare record which is already exciting interest amongst the LGBTQ community, and beyond. With […]

US: GSK (ViiV) – HIV monthly injection approved by FDA

US: GSK (ViiV) – HIV monthly injection approved by FDA

(Reuters) – The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a long-acting HIV injection from British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline’s HIV treatment division, ViiV Healthcare. “This is the first FDA-approved injectable, complete regimen for HIV-infected adults that is administered once a month,” the FDA said in a statement. ViiV, in which Pfizer Inc and Shionogi & […]

UK regulator slams Tavistock for waiting times and records

UK regulator slams Tavistock for waiting times and records

England’s only youth gender identity clinic faced criticism on Wednesday from the country’s health regulator, which said patients “at risk of self-harm” were waiting too long to access specialist care. A report by the Care Quality Commission rated the clinic run by London’s Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust as “inadequate” – the worst of […]