HIV Ireland and Positive Now will walk under one banner in the 2017 Annual Dublin Pride Parade on 24th June.
The theme for our partnership and our float this year is a show of solidarity with those living with HIV in Ireland and as a remembrance of friends, family, and partners we have lost to AIDS.
#Allintheoneboat for #HIVinclusion
This is a call out to anyone who wishes to walk with us, and carry a red ribbon symbol, to show your support and solidarity for HIV inclusion.
We will be giving out red ribbon banners and signs on the day. If you are joining us, look out for these banners and signs:
We are also asking those who are joining us on the day to consider wearing the colours of red, white, and black (the colours of our logos) in any variety to help give us a strong visual image on the day.
Feel free to pass on this information to others, and we would also appreciate lots of tweets on the day of the parade – #Allintheoneboat #HIVinclusion
2017 Dublin Pride Parade – Event Details:
When: Saturday, June 24th
Where: St Stephen’s Green
When: 12:00pm (According to the Dublin Pride website, the parade takes off at 2:00pm sharp but the rally, speeches, and general buzz will begin at 12:00pm).
An Irish AIDS Day and Men’s Health Week 2017 initiative.
To mark Irish AIDS Day (15th June) and Men’s Health Week (12th to 18th June) 2017, HIV Ireland will host a free education workshop on HIV in Ireland. The event will take place on Tuesday 13th June 2017 from 9:30am to 1:00pm in the offices of HIV Ireland.
The half-day education workshop aims to increase participants’ knowledge and awareness of HIV in Ireland and related issues, including:
- An overview of HIV in Ireland
- Current trends in HIV diagnoses
- Who might be at risk and why
- HIV transmission
- Preventing new HIV infections
- The impact of an HIV diagnoses
- HIV-related stigma
- Services, Support and Resources
The workshop will be beneficial to people working across a range of services including Sexual Health Workers, Health Advisers, Drug Service Providers, LGBT Services, Mental Health Practitioners, Housing/Homeless Services, Migrant Services, GPs, Counsellors, Social Workers, Nurses, and other professionals who may work with people living with, or at risk of, HIV.
While the event is free, booking is essential as places are limited. Places can be booked via Eventbrite – register your details here. Queries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org