Tag Archive | MSM

Pilot Scheme To Offer Gay Men Anti-Cancer Vaccine, As Championed By UK MP Mike Freer

Pilot Scheme To Offer Gay Men Anti-Cancer Vaccine, As Championed By UK MP Mike Freer

In the UK, a scheme that was recommended by the JCVI (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation) last November is to be implemented this June. English MP Mike Freer, Chair of APPG on HIV and AIDS, who had been campaigning for the scheme for the last two years, is delighted with the news. He praised […]

GLEN Calls For Rethink in Approaches to HIV Prevention For Gay & Bisexual Men

GLEN Calls For Rethink in Approaches to HIV Prevention For Gay & Bisexual Men

At the Oireachtas Health Committee later today, GLEN will call for a new strategic approach to HIV in Ireland which has the goal of zero new cases of HIV and zero discrimination against people living with HIV. Figures released by the HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) show that there were 205 newly diagnosed cases of […]

Causes Of Non-Adherence To ART Medication & Possible Solutions

Causes Of Non-Adherence To ART Medication & Possible Solutions

[First published in EILE Magazine Monthly Issue for September 2014, pages 84,85] A Look at Psychosocial Problems As Factors in Non-adherence to ART Medication by HIV-Positive MSM – by M. Butler Problems which some patients have in adhering to ART (antiretroviral therapy) medication may have a basis in psychosocial factors, such as mental health issues […]

Gay Irishman’s Blood Refused, Despite Never Having Sex

Gay Irishman’s Blood Refused, Despite Never Having Sex

Tomás Heneghan is 21 years old and from County Galway. He has donated blood since he was 18, something very admirable for a man of his age to do. As a gay man, however, he faced a dilemma; the Irish Blood Transfusion Service does not accept blood donations from men who have ever had sex […]