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World AIDS Day Hopes To Fight Ignorance

Today is World AIDS Day, where people all around the world get to together to try to raise awareness of the disease and show others that it isn’t the same as it was back when HIV and AIDS were referred to as an epidemic. Things have changed since then, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the way that people speak about the disease. Most people have no idea what happens when you contract HIV, and so they assume that you are done for. Continue reading World AIDS Day Hopes To Fight Ignorance

Sheen Fights Stigma On HIV!

With everything going on in the world at the moment it is hard to keep track of what is happening, but one thing we have all heard is that the actor Charlie Sheen has come forward to say that he is HIV positive. Many said that it wasn’t surprising to hear, given the lifestyle he leads, and other said it was “inevitable”, but that doesn’t change the fact that he has been living with this virus for the last four years, and he has already admitted that it has dramatically changed his life. Continue reading Sheen Fights Stigma On HIV!

Laura Lee – Harm Reduction and HIV Ireland

Unless you’ve had your head in a microwave for the past number of years, you may have noticed that the world’s leading health authorities have come out in favour of decriminalisation of sex work. There’s a good reason for that, it’s because harm reduction has been shown to be hugely effective in the control and reduction of instances of HIV. A pretty compelling reason, I’d say. In a recently released report entitled “Ten Reasons to Decriminalize Sex Work”, we’re told that “decriminalisation of sex workers could lead to 46% decline in new HIV infections over next decade”. That’s powerful. Continue reading Laura Lee – Harm Reduction and HIV Ireland