As part of our 30th Anniversary year, this conference will explore the history of HIV in Ireland, and related issues around stigma, social inclusion and social policy within the areas of addiction, homelessness, sex work, the LGBT community, the migrant community, and specifically people living with HIV. HIV Ireland will also launch the findings of the 2017 National HIV Stigma Survey.

National HIV Conference Programme

HIV in Ireland 2017

This research contains data from two surveys:

  1. National HIV Knowledge and Attitudes Survey 2017.
  2. People Living with HIV Stigma Survey 2017.

These two surveys present us with valuable insights into the views and attitudes of the whole population as well as the lives of people living with HIV in Ireland in 2017.

The Summary Report was launched at our National HIV Conference on 28th September 2017.

View/download the Full Report

View/download the Summary Report.

 

HIV Ireland Video can be viewed here

 

National HIV Conference Presentations

Welcome and opening remarks (Mr. Bernard Condon SC – HIV Ireland Chairperson)

HIV & AIDS in Ireland 1987 – 2017 (Chaired by Ms. Joan Byrne, Citywide)

Formal Conference Launch (Minister of State Catherine Byrne)

Opening remarks and formal launch can be viewed here

‘HIV & AIDS in Ireland – Stigma, Social Inclusion and Social Policy Responses 1987 – 2017’ (Professor Maeve Foreman – Trinity College Dublin

Presentation can be viewed here

‘HIV, Stigma, Social Inclusion and PLWHIV in Ireland & Call for a National AIDS Memorial’ (Mr. Tonie Walsh – Activist)

Presentation can be viewed here

National HIV Survey Findings (Ms. Caroline Gardner & Robert O’Donoghue – Quality Matters)

View/download summary findings here

View /download presentation here

Presentation can be viewed here

 

HIV & AIDS Stigma, Laws & Policy: An International Perspective (Chaired by Sebastian Kohn – Open Society Foundation)

‘People Living with HIV Stigma Index – UK Experience (Alastair Hudson – Stigma Index UK Country Co-ordinator)

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Presentation can be viewed here

HIV Laws and Policies in Europe – The Dublin Declaration – Irelands Progress (Ferenc Bagyinzsky – AIDS Action Europe)

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Presentation can be viewed here

‘Irish’ AIDS Quilt Presentation (Mary Shannon)

Presentation can be viewed here

 

HIV, Stigma & Social Inclusion in Ireland (Chaired by Richard Carson – ACET Ireland)

‘HIV, Stigma, Social Inclusion and Homelessness in Ireland’ (Dr. Austin O’Carroll – SafetyNet)

Presentation can be viewed here

‘HIV, Stigma, Social Inclusion and Addiction in Ireland’ (Tony Duffin – Anna Liffey Drug Project)

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Presentation can be viewed here

‘HIV, Stigma, Social Inclusion & Sex Work in Ireland’ Kate McGrew – Sex Workers Alliance Ireland)

Presentation can be viewed here

‘HIV, Stigma, Social Inclusion and the Migrant Community in Ireland’ (Dr. PJ Boyle – Balseskin Refugee Reception Centre)

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Presentation can be viewed here

‘HIV, Stigma, Social Inclusion and the Gay Community in Ireland’ (Dr. Patrick Murphy – TCD)

Presentation can be viewed here

‘HIV Ireland – our experience of HIV related Stigma & Discrimination 1987 to 2017 (Rebecca Seery & Richard Boyle – HIV Ireland)

View/download Richard Boyle’s presentation here

View/download Rebecca Seery’s presentation here

Richard’s presentation can be viewed here

Rebecca’s presentation can be viewed here

Q & A and Closing Remarks

Can be viewed here