Health & Fitness

Cork: Gay Project – At Home Fitness With Aoife Cook

Cork: Gay Project – At Home Fitness With Aoife Cook

Welcome to this 8 Week ‘At Home Fitness Class’ for the LGBT+ Community, with Aoife Cooke. This series was developed as a collaboration between the Gay Project, the Cork Hellhounds Rugby Club, Frontrunners Cork Running Club, Cork Rebels Football Club, and the Gay Ramblers Hillwalking Club. Whether your goal is to lose some lockdown pounds, […]

CORK: UCC – Call for Research Participants

CORK: UCC – Call for Research Participants

Call For Research Participants UCC are currently seeking participants aged 18 and over to take part in a study examining the impact of Covid-19 on access to HIV services in Ireland. If you would like to participate, or would like further information, you can email here [via Cork Gay Project]

10 top LGBT+ stories in 2020

10 top LGBT+ stories in 2020

Coronavirus dominated news around the world in 2020, creating particular challenges for the LGBT+ community in terms of mental health, access to HIV medication, and scapegoating by religious groups seeking to apportion blame for the virus. The year provided the backdrop for both victories and setbacks for LGBT+ people, with the lifting of gay sex […]

Safety of COVID-19 vaccines for people with HIV

Safety of COVID-19 vaccines for people with HIV

As the first COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out around the world, HIV/AIDS experts and advocates have sought to reassure those living with HIV that they can safely get the coronavirus vaccination. Some countries have recommended that HIV-positive people should be given priority for vaccination against COVID-19, once the most at-risk groups – the elderly and […]

UK: Trans clinic appeals puberty blockers judgment

UK: Trans clinic appeals puberty blockers judgment

England’s only youth gender clinic said on Tuesday it had sought leave to appeal a court ruling that has stopped its doctors from being able to prescribe puberty-blocking drugs to under-16s, without a judge’s approval. The Tavistock clinic had been expected to challenge the December 1 High Court ruling, which said under-16s were unlikely to […]

NZ and Britain ease blood donation rules for gay/bi men

NZ and Britain ease blood donation rules for gay/bi men

New Zealand and Britain became on Monday the latest countries to ease rules on blood donations by gay and bisexual men, as supply concerns, caused by COVID-19, increase scrutiny of AIDS pandemic-era restrictions that LGBT+ rights advocates say are homophobic. New Zealand’s government cut the celibacy period for gay and bisexual men to give blood, from a […]

African women pin hopes on anti-HIV jab

African women pin hopes on anti-HIV jab

Kenyan sex worker Silvia does not much like the large, oblong-shaped blue pill she takes with her porridge every morning. While the daily tablets of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drastically cut her risk of getting HIV, they bring with it stigma and even violence due to the common misconception that the drug is taken by people […]

UK: Elton John calls for wider HIV testing – eradication by 2030

UK: Elton John calls for wider HIV testing – eradication by 2030

Singer Elton John has joined leading British HIV/AIDS charities in calling for wider HIV testing to halt new transmissions in England within a decade, amid concerns that COVID-19 has affected access to tests and medication. To mark Worlds AIDS Day on Tuesday, England’s first HIV Commission – established by the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT), National […]

UNAIDS: World AIDS Day 2020 message – Winnie Byanyima

UNAIDS: World AIDS Day 2020 message – Winnie Byanyima

World AIDS Day 2020 message from UNAIDS Executive Director, Winnie Byanyima World AIDS Day 2020 will be like no other. COVID-19 is threatening the progress that the world has made in health and development over the past 20 years, including the gains we have made against HIV. Like all epidemics, it is widening the inequalities […]

Cork: Sexual Health Centre – World Aids Day Virtual Run 2020

Cork: Sexual Health Centre – World Aids Day Virtual Run 2020

On Saturday 28th November, the Sexual Health Centre will host a national virtual World AIDS Day run  in conjunction with sexualwellbeing.ie, Healthy Ireland and the Health Service Executive, in a bid to tackle HIV stigma and encourage people to test regularly. Established in 2018, the World AIDS Day run has been previously delivered in partnership […]