Press Release: Grindr’s disclosure of user’s HIV status without permission was unacceptable

PRESS RELEASE – Tuesday 3rd April 2018 Grindr’s disclosure of user’s HIV status without permission was unacceptable As Grindr finally reversed its decision to share, without permission, its users’ HIV status with third parties, Niall Mulligan, Executive Director of HIV Ireland stated today that ‘While Grindr’s ultimate response to this unwarranted disclosure is welcome, the […]

HIV Ireland welcomes High Court Decision on HIV Disclosure

HIV Ireland welcomes High Court Decision on HIV Disclosure High Court Refuses Permission to Child & Family Agency to Force Teenager to Disclose His HIV Status Monday 12th March 2018 In an unprecedented situation for an Irish court, the High Court was recently tasked with deciding whether a Doctor can disclose the HIV status of […]

HIV Ireland ‘welcomes’ availability of PrEP in Ireland

Press Release, 1st December 2017 HIV Ireland ‘welcomes’ availability of PrEP in Ireland ‘PrEP is a crucial HIV prevention medication that can significantly reduce new HIV infections, but it needs to be available to everyone, not just those people who can afford it’ The announcement by TEVA Pharmaceutical Company that it will be introducing Pre-Exposure […]

Press Release 30th November: 2017 New HIV Diagnoses Set to be Highest on Record

Press Release 30th November 2017 2017 New HIV Diagnoses Set to be Highest on Record ‘With an average of 10 new HIV diagnoses per week for the second year in a row, Ireland is gripped within a HIV crisis that shows no sign of abating’  On World AIDS Day 2017, Ireland is facing the real […]

Press Release – 28th October 2017: Support My Legacy Week for HIV Ireland

In this, our 30th Anniversary year, HIV Ireland is joining together with over 50 charities around Ireland to appeal to the public to leave a legacy gift, large or small, to charity in their will. Niall Mulligan, Executive Director with HIV Ireland said “When people choose to leave a legacy donation to HIV Ireland they […]

HIV Ireland calls for Government action as national survey finds stigma continues to impact on people living with HIV

Press Release – 28th September 2017 HIV Ireland calls for Government action as national survey finds stigma continues to impact on people living with HIV 17 per cent of HIV positive people say they have felt suicidal in the last year. HIV Ireland is calling on the Government to provide additional resources for HIV prevention, […]

LGBT activist calls for national AIDS memorial

PRESS RELEASE   Sunday, 24th September 2017   LGBT activist calls for national AIDS memorial   LGBT activist Tonie Walsh has called on the Government to fund an Irish AIDS Memorial to honour those who have died from AIDS in Ireland, as well as their caregivers and activists. Mr Walsh will outline his vision at […]

HIV Ireland, and Gay Health Network, call for PrEP in response to HIV crisis -Ten new HIV diagnoses every week in Ireland –

PRESS RELEASE – Wednesday 14th June release date HIV Ireland, and Gay Health Network, call for PrEP in response to HIV crisis -Ten new HIV diagnoses every week in Ireland – Wednesday 14th June 2017 HIV Ireland, and the Gay Health Network are calling for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to be made available in Ireland through […]

HIV Ireland launches National HIV Stigma Survey: Survey to Explore HIV Stigma & Discrimination

HIV Ireland launches National HIV Stigma Survey Survey to Explore HIV Stigma & Discrimination Press Release Wednesday 1st March, 2017 HIV Ireland is marking its 30th anniversary by undertaking a National Survey on Stigma and HIV in partnership with the Mater Hospital/UCD. The survey will explore how living with HIV impacts on people’s day to […]

14.02.17: Expert groups ‘deeply disappointed’ with new laws affecting human rights of sex workers

Amnesty International Ireland | HIV Ireland | Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) | Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) Four human rights organisations working with vulnerable groups in Ireland have expressed grave concerns with Part IV of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015, which was passed in the Seanad this evening (Tuesday 14.02.17). Part IV […]

World AIDS Day 2016 campaign supported by Lord Mayor of Dublin

Press Release World AIDS Day 2016 campaign supported by Lord Mayor of Dublin The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Mr. Brendan Carr, has given his full support to this year’s World AIDS Day campaign, Hands Up for #HIVprevention (http://www.hivireland.ie/what-we-do/campaigns/hands-up-for-hivprevention/). World AIDS Day takes place annually on the 1st of December. Breda Gahan of the Dochas HIV […]

Press Release Irish AIDS Day 2016

Charities mark Irish AIDS Day with harm reduction campaign for people who inject Snow blow. On Irish AIDS Day, 15th June 2016, the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Críona Ní Dhálaigh, launched a campaign highlighting the increased risk of HIV infection amongst people who inject drugs, particularly Snow blow.   The Ana Liffey Drug Project and […]