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# hiv - Friday 2 October, 2020

Closure of PrEP service will 'undoubtedly' have impact on HIV rates, experts warn

Staff from the GMHS have been redeployed to Covid-19 test centres in recent months.

# hiv - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

'When I found out, I thought I was going to die' - Wales great Gareth Thomas opens up on experience with HIV

The former rugby star is determined to keep the conversation going, educate others and break the stigma around the virus.

# hiv - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

'A giant of a man': Influential Aids campaigner and playwright Larry Kramer dies aged 84

Kramer’s husband confirmed that he died from died from pneumonia.

# hiv - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

Second patient in world to be cleared of HIV reveals identity

Adam Castillejo achieved “sustained remission” from HIV.

# hiv - Thursday 6 February, 2020

HSE to spend up to half a million on STI home-testing pilot project

The HSE currently provides public STI services through clinics around the country.

# hiv - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Over €10 million paid in compensation to Hepatitis and HIV contaminated blood victims last year

Some €993 million has been paid in compensation since a Tribunal was established in 1995.

# hiv - Sunday 1 December, 2019

There have been over 470 new diagnoses of HIV in Ireland so far this year

Today, 1 December, marks World AIDS Day 2019.

# hiv - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Over 300 children and teens died every day from AIDS-related causes in 2018

That’s according to a new Unicef report published today.

# hiv - Monday 4 November, 2019

'A significant gamechanger': PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates being rolled out from today

The pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) treatment is the most recent development in the field of HIV prevention.

# hiv - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Nine in 10 gay and bisexual men living with HIV are on treatment and cannot transmit the virus

Men living in Ireland are more likely to take drugs than their European counterparts, according to a new survey.

# hiv - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

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'They took that right away from me' - Thomas says journalist told his parents about HIV status

The former Wales international revealed his diagnosis to the public last weekend.

# hiv - Monday 16 September, 2019

'Undetectable equals Untransmittable': The importance of Gareth Thomas' HIV message

Campaigners point out that effective HIV treatment is also effective HIV prevention.

# hiv - Monday 17 June, 2019

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.

# hiv - Friday 14 June, 2019

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.

# hiv - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

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.

# hiv - Friday 3 May, 2019

'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.

# hiv - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

'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.

# hiv - Saturday 20 April, 2019

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.

# hiv - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

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

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

# hiv - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

London patient becomes second man to be cleared of Aids virus

The patient has not been identified.

# hiv - Friday 15 February, 2019

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.

# hiv - Friday 4 January, 2019

HIV diagnoses reached a record high last year in Ireland

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

# hiv - Saturday 1 December, 2018

World AIDS Day marked by 'Know Your Status' campaign

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

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

# hiv - Friday 16 November, 2018

'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.

# hiv - Thursday 4 October, 2018

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.

# hiv - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

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

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

# 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

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

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'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.

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