Tag Archive | Sexual Health

New Report on Sexual Health and Attitudes Highlights Violence and Assaults

New Report on Sexual Health and Attitudes Highlights Violence and Assaults

The School of Psychology at NUI Galway has published a new report on Sexual Health and Attitudes. It is the first comprehensive survey of sexual behaviour and sexual assault in an emerging adulthood college population (aged 18-29). The survey was carried out at NUI Galway by Elaine Byrnes and Pádraig MacNeela, in 2015. It provides […]

GLEN Welcome Ireland’s First National Sexual Health Strategy

GLEN Welcome Ireland’s First National Sexual Health Strategy

GLEN have welcomed the launch of Ireland’s first national sexual health strategy. The Strategy was launched yesterday morning (Thursday, Oct. 29) by the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar in the Button Factory in Dublin. Tiernan Brady Director of the Gay HIV Strategies project at GLEN said the strategy represented a significant step forward in improving […]

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 […]

Living With HIV & Its Treatment

Living With HIV & Its Treatment

On the 30th Anniversary of the discovery of HIV, Dr Shay Keating writes about effective HIV treatment, and answers the question: ‘if my virus is undetectable in the blood, can I pass the virus on?’  This year, 2014, marks the 30th anniversary of the discovery of the human immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) the infectious cause of […]

Scientists Find New ‘Weakness’ in HIV

Scientists Find New ‘Weakness’ in HIV

A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute in California, working with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) has discovered a new vulnerable site on the HIV virus. The newly identified site can be attacked by human antibodies in a way that neutralizes the infectivity of a wide variety of HIV strains. 

Health: What You Need To Know About LGV

Health: What You Need To Know About LGV

Dr Shay Keating explains what Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV) is, and the treatment for this illness, which can affect both men and women Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is caused by certain strains of the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. In industrialised countries it is a rare disease but is endemic in parts of Africa, Asia, South America and the Caribbean. […]

The Origin of HIV

The Origin of HIV

Dr. Shay Keating gives us an insight into the origin and history of the virus we now know as HIV In 1981, the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, in their ‘Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report’ (MMWR) cited 5 cases of pneumocystis pneumonia in gay men in Los Angeles, and 26 […]

HIV: Nil By Mouth?

HIV: Nil By Mouth?

Dr. Shay Keating writes about the risks of oral transmission of HIV [First published in our October monthly issue – Ed.] One of the most frequently asked questions of a HIV specialist is ‘what is the risk of getting HIV from oral sex’? This is a very difficult question to answer. There have been few […]

Gay Switchboard To Launch Health Support Service

Gay Switchboard To Launch Health Support Service

Ireland’s Gay Switchboard, in partnership with the Gay Health Network, is pleased to announce that it will be providing a weekly face-to-face & e-mail support service from Saturday, December 7, 2013. The service aims to provide the public with information on HIV and other STIs, while users of the Gay Switchboard are invited to have […]

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

Note:  Eile has previously published this article in our monthly edition September, 2013 – see sidebar icon or topbar “issues” Dr. Shay Keating writes about the advantages and disadvantages of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in the treatment of HIV Prophylaxis, in medical terms means preventing a disease or condition.  Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is any prophylactic treatment started after […]