Entries by HIV Ireland

Highlights and Follow-Up Session to International AIDS Conference 2018

The annual International AIDS Conference represents the largest conference on any global health issue in the world. The theme of AIDS 2018, held in Amsterdam in July, was ‘Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges’, and brought together over 16,000 researchers, advocates, policy makers, funders and community leaders from more than 160 countries.  See more at www.aids2018.org. Following […]

Conference Programme – 16th Annual Gay Health Forum

  The 16th Annual Gay Health Forum (GHF16) takes place on Friday 1st June 2018 at the Conference Centre, Dublin Castle. This annual conference is organised by the Gay Men’s Health Service, HSE and the Gay Health Network, and is supported by the Department of Health, the HSE National Directorate Health and Wellbeing, the Health Protection […]

Grindr’s sharing of user HIV status is unacceptable – HIV Ireland

Disclosing HIV status without permission should never have occurred, says lobby group Irish Times, 4th April 2018 HIV Ireland has said Grindr’s disclosure of users’ HIV status without permission was unacceptable. Gay dating app Grindr has defended its practices after a BuzzFeed report that it sent sensitive user data – including HIV status, location and […]

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 […]

Speech by President Michael D. Higgins at a reception on World AIDS Day 2017 to mark the 30th anniversary of HIV Ireland

Áras an Uachtaráin, 1 December 2017 A Aire Stáit, A Theachtaí Dála, A Sheanadóirí, A Chomhairleoirí, A Cháirde Gael, Tá áthas orm fáilte a fhearadh romhaibh chuig Áras an Uachtaráin. Dear friends, It is a great pleasure for Sabina and I to welcome you all here today to Áras an Uachtaráin on World AIDS Day, […]

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 […]