Irish AIDS Day 2017

GHW Irish AIDS Day 2017: HIV is a political crisis – Harm reduction is a political response

By Mina Kazemi, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health Addiction is not a crime, or a moral failing, and not a bad choice, but a health problem -Canada’s Minister of Health, Jane Philpott, during the opening ceremonies of the 25th International Harm Reduction Conference in Montreal, Canada in May 2017...

GHW Irish AIDS Day 2017: One story in 1.4 million in Tanzania

By Aoife Kirk, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health   The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted with a promise to leave no one behind. Nowhere is this more important than in tackling AIDS. Supporting young, vulnerable and marginalized people will change the course of the epidemic....

GHW Irish AIDS Day 2017: HIV and children – a tale of two continents

By Laura Reaney, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health   We may all be born equal, but those born to mothers with HIV in less highly-developed countries are at a disadvantage before they take their first breath. I work in a maternity hospital in inner city Dublin, where I come across babies...

GHW Irish AIDS Day 2017: In the shadow of shame – Living with HIV and AIDS in Ireland

By Thérèse Lynch, Key Correspondent for the Irish Forum for Global Health   In 2013, Trócaire‘s ‘Facing Aids’ campaign highlighted the lived female experience of HIV and AIDS throughout the world. Of the collection of portraits, only two participants did not show their faces on camera – they were both...

GHW Irish AIDS Day 2017: Young people’s perceptions of HIV in Ireland

By Breda Gahan and Jennifer Schoonover, Key Correspondents for the Irish Forum for Global Health Why is it, that in 2017, in Ireland 10 people are newly diagnosed with HIV every week? More than 500 people were diagnosed with HIV in Ireland during 2016 (HPSC stats). I asked Jennifer, my EUSA Intern from Pittsburgh...

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