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#HIV

# hiv - Thursday 9 August, 2018

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.

# hiv - Friday 27 July, 2018

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.

# hiv - Thursday 26 July, 2018

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.

# hiv - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

HIV drug may be more affordable after European court ruling

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

'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.

# hiv - Friday 20 July, 2018

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.

# hiv - Thursday 12 July, 2018

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’.

# hiv - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

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.

# hiv - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

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.

# hiv - Monday 25 June, 2018

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.

# hiv - Friday 15 June, 2018

'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.

# hiv - Sunday 3 June, 2018

'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.

# hiv - Friday 4 May, 2018

'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.

# hiv - Sunday 22 April, 2018

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.

# hiv - Monday 16 April, 2018

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

Wurst won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014.

From The Daily Edge Conchita Wurst shared her HIV positive status following threats from her ex boyfriend Conchita

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

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

# hiv - Saturday 31 March, 2018

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.

# 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.

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