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# hiv - Saturday 10 March, 2018

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

The case was taken by the Child and Family Agency.

# hiv - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

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.

# hiv - Friday 1 December, 2017

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.

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.

'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.

# hiv - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

English man convicted of deliberately infecting sexual partners with HIV

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

# hiv - Friday 27 October, 2017

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.

# hiv - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

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.

# hiv - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

HIV diagnoses rose again last year with 508 new cases

Two thirds of the cases were new diagnoses while the rest were people who were transferring their care from abroad.

# hiv - Thursday 28 September, 2017

'I'm most angry at myself': HIV positive people continue to suffer from stigma in Ireland HIV

'I'm most angry at myself': HIV positive people continue to suffer from stigma in Ireland

17% of people living in HIV say they have felt suicidal in the last year.

# hiv - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Increase in rate of HIV cases in Irish people aged over 50

In 2015, around one in six new cases of HIV diagnosed in Europe are among people aged over 50.

# hiv - Monday 24 July, 2017

South African girl, 9, becomes only the third child to be 'functionally cured' of HIV

The patient still has HIV in her system but it is so weakened that it cannot replicate or spread.

# hiv - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Synthetic seventh heaven: London and Paris deal with the perils of chemsex

Associated problems include overdoses and addiction.

# hiv - Thursday 20 July, 2017

For the first time, over half of people with HIV are taking AIDS drugs

The United Nations report’s authors claimed that the data proved the “scales have finally tipped”.

# hiv - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Column: 'Over half my patients, often with contagious illnesses, have to share a bed'

The scale of the HIV problem in Kenya’s Homa Bay County is enormous, writes Dr Eamonn Faller.

# hiv - Saturday 24 June, 2017

'I was haunted by the blood I caused by circumcising girls' FGM

'I was haunted by the blood I caused by circumcising girls'

Almost 3,000 girls living in Ireland could be at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation.

# hiv - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Explainer: What's being done to bring anti-HIV medication into Ireland?

PrEP is a “once daily” medication that can reduce risk of infection among people at high risk.

# hiv - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Calls for prevention medication to be made available following over 500 HIV diagnoses in 2016

HIV Ireland and the Gay Health Network (GHN) are calling for PrEP to be introduced in Ireland.

# hiv - Saturday 3 June, 2017

'Los Frikis': The Cuban punks who deliberately infected themselves with HIV

One of the men, Gerson Govea, talks about his experiences.

# hiv - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Czech man wanted for deliberately spreading HIV arrested in Thai resort

Warnings of his presence in Thailand spread rapidly on social media there this week.

# hiv - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Mountjoy prisoners segregated in 1986 after 20% diagnosed with Aids antibodies

An internal document reported 33 male prisoners and 10 female prisoners had been identified as having Aids antibodies.

# hiv - Monday 12 December, 2016

HPV vaccine will soon be available to gay men

The HSE vaccinates thousands of schoolgirls against the virus each year.

# hiv - Friday 2 December, 2016

Man who hiked price of HIV drug mocks schoolkids for recreating medicine in lab

Martin Shkreli’s company raised the price of HIV drug Daraprim from €13.50 to €750 per pill.

# hiv - Thursday 1 December, 2016

'It's an epidemic': Activists use World Aids Day to warn that the disease continues to spread

There were 273 new HIV diagnoses in the first six months of this year.

# hiv - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

DUP politician admits he didn't know heterosexual people could contract HIV

Trevor Clarke made the admission in a Stormont debate calling for a new HIV awareness campaign.

# hiv - Friday 14 October, 2016

There has been a sharp rise in the number of HIV and syphilis diagnoses amongst gay men

The HSE is urging men to use condoms and get checked regularly.

# hiv - Friday 15 July, 2016

The 'War On Drugs' is driving a global epidemic of HIV, TB and hepatitis

Major new study says jails hothouse infectious diseases, which are then passed on to the wider community.

# hiv - Thursday 14 July, 2016

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Prince Harry takes a HIV test on Facebook Live

Harry took the test as part of efforts to reduce stigma around testing.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Anti-viral drugs lower risk of catching HIV for couples having unprotected sex

A study examined the risk of unprotected sex among 900 couples where just one partner is infected by HIV.

# hiv - Sunday 1 May, 2016

Calls to address 'crisis' as HIV cases nearly double in first 4 months of the year

There were 175 cases of HIV reported in the first 16 weeks of 2016, compared to 106 in the same period last year.

# hiv - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

'Don't go near him, he has HIV, you’ll get it' - Robbie Lawlor on fighting stigma

There were 498 new cases of HIV reported in Ireland in 2015, up from 377 in 2014.

# hiv - Thursday 31 March, 2016

New rapid HIV testing project looking to Ireland's bars and workplaces

The new service will soon be available in Dublin’s Pantibar.

# hiv - Saturday 26 March, 2016

Take a walk through Kangemi slum, where Nairobi's poorest fight to survive

Unemployment is high, addiction is rife, and most women are victims of some form of violence – but somehow they find the strength to carry on.

# hiv - Friday 11 March, 2016

Hillary Clinton apologises over comments about Nancy Reagan and AIDS

Clinton was speaking on the day of Reagan’s funeral.

# hiv - Saturday 6 February, 2016

'I used a razor blade and often cut ten girls a day'

There are over 140 million girls and woman across the world with cut genitals and this dangerous and painful practice continues today.

# hiv - Thursday 24 December, 2015

HIV-positive man gets prison sentence for having unprotected sex with 3 women

The sentencing judge called the man “cowardly”.

# hiv - Friday 4 December, 2015

Charlie Sheen's ex is suing him for allegedly not disclosing HIV status before they had sex

Pornstar Scottine Ross also claims Sheen was physically and mentally abusive towards her.

# hiv - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Doctor sentenced to 25 years for infecting over 200 people with HIV

Yem Chroeum, 55, still insists he is innocent.

# hiv - Monday 23 November, 2015

Coffee cups in Dublin are going to urge people to get tested for HIV

To date in 2015, 411 new HIV infections have been detected in Ireland – an increase on last year.

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