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World AIDS Day: HIV Ireland urges Govmt to tackle rising HIV figures

World AIDS Day: HIV Ireland urges Govmt to tackle rising HIV figures

On World AIDS Day 2018, Ireland is facing the real prospect that new HIV diagnoses will top 500 for the second time in 3 years. To date, provisional figures for 2018 indicate there have been 459 new HIV diagnoses in Ireland, 26 ahead of this time last year [www.hpsc.ie]. That’s over ten new infections per […]

HIV Ireland calls for Government action as national survey finds stigma continues to impact on people living with HIV

HIV Ireland calls for Government action as national survey finds stigma continues to impact on people living with HIV

17 per cent of HIV positive people say they have felt suicidal in the last year HIV Ireland is calling on the Government to provide additional resources for HIV prevention, education and care after its ‘HIV in Ireland Survey 2017’ revealed the impact that stigma continues to have on people living with the condition in […]

LGBT activist calls for national AIDS memorial

LGBT activist calls for national AIDS memorial

LGBT activist, Tonie Walsh, has called on the Irish Government to fund an Irish AIDS Memorial, to honour those who have died from AIDS in Ireland, as well as their caregivers and activists. Mr Walsh will outline his vision at this week’s HIV Ireland National Conference on HIV and Stigma. The conference, which marks the […]

Charities mark IRISH AIDS DAY with harm reduction campaign for drug users

Charities mark IRISH AIDS DAY with harm reduction campaign for drug users

Today, Irish AIDS Day, 15th June 2016, the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Críona Ní Dhálaigh, launches a campaign highlighting the increased risk of HIV infection amongst people who inject drugs, particularly ‘snow blow’. The Ana Liffey Drug Project and HIV Ireland are taking action to address increasing HIV diagnoses amongst people who use snow blow by […]