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The Irish Aid Annual Professor Michael Kelly Lecture on HIV and AIDS

The 2018 Irish Aid Annual Professor Michael Kelly Lecture on HIV/AIDS will take place in Smock Alley Theatre on December 11 at 5:00 pm.

This year’s lecture will include a video address from Father Michael Kelly in Zambia, and will be moderated by broadcaster and entertainer, Dil Wickramesinghe. The lecture will feature opening and closing addresses by Nicola Brennan, Policy Unit Director at Irish Aid and Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciaran Cannon T.D.

The 2018 special invited speakers are Dr Oanh Khuat, Executive Director of SCDI Vietnam, Rory O’Neill/Panti Bliss, HIV activist and entertainer, and Robbie Lawlor, HIV activist with Youth Stop AIDS and ACT UP Dublin.

Register to attend this free event by following this link: bit.ly/2018FMK

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AIDS 2018 Conference Follow-Up and Highlights Session

The annual International AIDS Conference represents the largest conference on any global health issue in the world. AIDS 2018 was held under the theme “Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges”, and brought together over 16,000 researchers, advocates, policy makers, funders and community leaders from more than 160 countries.

Following on from this milestone conference, IFGH, Concern and RCSI are holding a follow-up event, bringing together health workers, patient advocates, and civil society to discuss their highlights of AIDS 2018 and the implications for the Irish and global response to the epidemic. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about what happened at the conference and engage in a lively debate about HIV and AIDS.

This event will take place in Houston Theatre, RCSI from 2pm to 5pm. For more information, click here or on the banner above.

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

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Mina Kazemi   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 [1]. The Minister’s statement suggests that […]

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

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Aoife Kirk   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. -UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tereza* is a young 22 […]

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

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Laura Reaney 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 of HIV positive mothers on a […]

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

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Thérèse Lynch 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 Irish women. The need for anonymity succeeded in keeping their faces […]

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GHW Irish AIDS Day 2017: What the living do

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalist: Kevin Keane I had no idea that the gate I would step through to finally enter this world would be the space my brother’s body made. He was a little taller than me: a young man but grown, himself by then, done at twenty-eight, having folded every sheet, rinsed every […]

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

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GLOBAL HEALTH WRITES Citizen Journalists: Breda Gahan and Jennifer Schoonover 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 University to do a random vox […]

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Invitation to the Irish Aid Annual Professor Michael Kelly Lecture on HIV and AIDS

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Irish Aid and the Irish Forum for Global Health, in collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, invite you to attend the 2015 Irish Aid Annual Professor Michael Kelly Lecture on HIV and AIDS. The lecture will take place at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, on Thursday 10th December, from 5.30-7pm, […]

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Please become a signatory to the Dublin Declaration on HIV Self-Stigma

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Calling Advocates and Changemakers! We are pleased to support a new online petition – The Dublin Declaration on HIV Self-Stigma, that it is hoped will increase knowledge and awareness at all levels – government, academic, NGO, and among the general public – of this phenomenon, which continues to cause lasting harm to the wellbeing of […]

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