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From TheJournal.ie Dublin STI clinic struggles to cope due to lack of resources HIV Testing

Dublin STI clinic struggles to cope due to lack of resources

The HSE has said that demand for the clinic’s service is beyond its capacity.

From TheJournal.ie PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates to be rolled out later this year Sexual Health

PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates to be rolled out later this year

Rapid testing will be rolled out in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick.

From TheJournal.ie HIV positive woman to receive €10,000 in compensation after dentist stops treating her mid-procedure Discrimination Claim

HIV positive woman to receive €10,000 in compensation after dentist stops treating her mid-procedure

The dentist agreed to provide a written apology to the woman.

From TheJournal.ie 'End of HIV pandemic' in sight after medicine makes virus 'untransmittable' between sexual partners ART Treatment

'End of HIV pandemic' in sight after medicine makes virus 'untransmittable' between sexual partners

The virus remains one of the world’s biggest health problems.

From TheJournal.ie 'Time to act': HIQA report finds PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates would be cheaper and more effective Draft Report

'Time to act': HIQA report finds PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates would be cheaper and more effective

A draft report on the introduction of the programme was published today.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's 'stable political environment' attracted a major HIV drug firm to Dublin Theratechnologies

Ireland's 'stable political environment' attracted a major HIV drug firm to Dublin

The Canadian company is in the process of getting its Trogarzo drug approved in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie 7% increase in STIs in Ireland between 2017 and 2018, new data suggests Safe Sex

7% increase in STIs in Ireland between 2017 and 2018, new data suggests

The prominent STIs were chlamydia, gonorrhoea, genital herpes and syphilis.

From TheJournal.ie London patient becomes second man to be cleared of Aids virus Remission

London patient becomes second man to be cleared of Aids virus

The patient has not been identified.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'People with HIV in Ireland are dehumanised - we're seen as a virus' Opinion

Opinion: 'People with HIV in Ireland are dehumanised - we're seen as a virus'

But activist Robbie Lawlor sets out how people like him are breaking away from stigma and living full lives – and says people need to be more open and honest.

From TheJournal.ie HIV diagnoses reached a record high last year in Ireland On The Rise

HIV diagnoses reached a record high last year in Ireland

531 cases were diagnosed last year – an 8% increase from 2017.

From TheJournal.ie World AIDS Day marked by 'Know Your Status' campaign World Aids Day

World AIDS Day marked by 'Know Your Status' campaign

In Ireland, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar took a HIV test to raise awareness of the virus.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: HIV positive women face a unique set of challenges Opinion

Opinion: HIV positive women face a unique set of challenges

On the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, women who have HIV still face increased stigma, writes Dr Denise Proudfoot

From TheJournal.ie 'The worst I've seen yet': Concern as number of HIV and STI diagnoses rise this year Safe Sex

'The worst I've seen yet': Concern as number of HIV and STI diagnoses rise this year

A total of 11,078 STI diagnoses have been reported so far this year.

From TheJournal.ie Hiqa is looking at whether a PrEP programme can start in Ireland next year HIV

Hiqa is looking at whether a PrEP programme can start in Ireland next year

The health authority’s work is due to conclude next year, with a possible roll out soon after that.

From TheJournal.ie How one drug can make sex euphoric, but also destroy lives Chemsex This post contains videos

How one drug can make sex euphoric, but also destroy lives

G is highly addictive and its use in Ireland is becoming more common.

From TheJournal.ie Woman whose father died from HIV-related illness in 1980s to receive compensation PTSD

Woman whose father died from HIV-related illness in 1980s to receive compensation

A judge has overruled a previous decision by the Hepatitis C and HIV Compensation Tribunal.

From TheJournal.ie New self-test HIV kit goes on sale in pharmacies around the country today Detection Kit

New self-test HIV kit goes on sale in pharmacies around the country today

There were 508 new cases of HIV diagnosed in Ireland in 2016 – a 43.9% increase since 2006.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for 10 years for infecting two former partners with HIV Criminal Court

Man jailed for 10 years for infecting two former partners with HIV

The victims told the court that the man would tell people to stay away from them because they had the virus.

From TheJournal.ie HIV drug may be more affordable after European court ruling Prep

HIV drug may be more affordable after European court ruling

The case now returns to the English High Court for a final decision.

From TheJournal.ie 'The fight is far from over': A teenage girl was infected with HIV every 3 minutes last year Epidemic

'The fight is far from over': A teenage girl was infected with HIV every 3 minutes last year

Unicef is warning that the HIV/Aids epidemic is far from over and teenage girls are bearing the brunt of the health crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Fears of 'dangerous complacency': Thousands gather in Amsterdam for world Aids meeting HIV

Fears of 'dangerous complacency': Thousands gather in Amsterdam for world Aids meeting

Experts have warned that there may be a resurgence of the epidemic that has already killed 35 million people.

From TheJournal.ie Man convicted of causing serious harm to two former partners by infecting them with HIV Court

Man convicted of causing serious harm to two former partners by infecting them with HIV

The judge described the case as ‘pretty difficult with unusual evidence’.

From TheJournal.ie Witness says man accused of infecting two women with HIV asked her not to tell anyone of clinic encounter Courts

Witness says man accused of infecting two women with HIV asked her not to tell anyone of clinic encounter

The man has pleaded not guilty to intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to the two women.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-partner of man accused of infecting her with HIV says he 'wasn't shocked' over her diagnosis Courts

Ex-partner of man accused of infecting her with HIV says he 'wasn't shocked' over her diagnosis

The man has pleaded not guilty to intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to the two women.

From TheJournal.ie Man goes on trial accused of causing serious harm to two ex-girlfriends by passing on HIV Courts

Man goes on trial accused of causing serious harm to two ex-girlfriends by passing on HIV

The man has pleaded not guilty to intentionally or recklessly causing serious harm to the two women.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's worrying': Over 200 people diagnosed with HIV so far this year Increase

'It's worrying': Over 200 people diagnosed with HIV so far this year

Some 500 people were diagnosed with the condition last year, and this figure is expected to be higher in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie 'My story is not a particular case - there are many orphans of AIDS in Spain' Film This post contains videos

'My story is not a particular case - there are many orphans of AIDS in Spain'

By 1997, Spain had 120,000 HIV/AIDS cases in an adult population of around 21 million – the highest rate in the European Union.

From TheJournal.ie 'My fear was what if the baby had HIV. When I had my daughter, thank god, she was HIV negative' Living With Hiv

'My fear was what if the baby had HIV. When I had my daughter, thank god, she was HIV negative'

A new report details concerns Irish mothers had after being diagnosed with HIV.

From TheJournal.ie Life as a woman with HIV: 'We're stigmatised because we're looked upon as if we're easy' Stigma

Life as a woman with HIV: 'We're stigmatised because we're looked upon as if we're easy'

1,747 women have been diagnosed with HIV in Ireland since 2003.

From TheJournal.ie 'I hope to give others courage:' Eurovision's Conchita Wurst announces HIV diagnosis Eurovision Song Contest

'I hope to give others courage:' Eurovision's Conchita Wurst announces HIV diagnosis

Wurst won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014.

Conchita Wurst shared her HIV positive status following threats from her ex boyfriend

The Austrian singer called the information ‘irrelevant to the public’.

From TheJournal.ie Self-testing kits and vending machine drugs are helping South Africa's battle against HIV Epidemic

Self-testing kits and vending machine drugs are helping South Africa's battle against HIV

7.1 million people live with HIV in South Africa.

From TheJournal.ie High Court rules that teenager's HIV need not be disclosed to young woman Unprecedented

High Court rules that teenager's HIV need not be disclosed to young woman

The case was taken by the Child and Family Agency.

From TheJournal.ie Man (21) who threatened cafe staff with a syringe during robbery jailed for three years Jailed

Man (21) who threatened cafe staff with a syringe during robbery jailed for three years

Rainis Koovit (21) brandished a syringe when attempting to grab a tip jar in Kaph Cafe in Drury Street, Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie A HIV prevention drug is being made available to Irish pharmacies at a 70% cheaper cost Prep

A HIV prevention drug is being made available to Irish pharmacies at a 70% cheaper cost

PrEP is a once daily medication that can significantly reduce risk of infection among HIV-negative people at high risk.

From TheJournal.ie HIV diagnosis: 'I went into a spasm of shock. My mother knew the result just by looking at me' Column

HIV diagnosis: 'I went into a spasm of shock. My mother knew the result just by looking at me'

But HIV is no longer a terminal illness, it’s a chronic disease and is manageable, writes Gary.

From TheJournal.ie 'When HIV hit Ireland it had the same devastation it did in San Francisco' 30 Years On This post contains videos

'When HIV hit Ireland it had the same devastation it did in San Francisco'

Much has changed in the 30 years since HIV Ireland was established, but some of the same problems - like stigma – remain.

From TheJournal.ie English man convicted of deliberately infecting sexual partners with HIV East Sussex

English man convicted of deliberately infecting sexual partners with HIV

Rowe would sabotage the condoms and send his victims mocking messages afterwards.

From TheJournal.ie Italian handed 24 years in jail for infecting 30 women with HIV Verdict

Italian handed 24 years in jail for infecting 30 women with HIV

The male companions of three of the women were also infected, as was the baby of a fourth.

From TheJournal.ie The State has paid out over €1 billion in Hepatitis C and HIV compensations Tribunal

The State has paid out over €1 billion in Hepatitis C and HIV compensations

A State tribunal last year awarded one victim of contaminated blood products €2.96 million.

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