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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 […]
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 […]
Gay hook-up app Grindr is now facing a legal challenge following the revelation that it has been sharing user’s HIV status with third-party companies. Gay Community News, 4th April 2018 (written by Katie Donohoe) Grindr’s decision to share users’ HIV status with third-party companies could land the gay hook-up app in court after a complaint was filed […]
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 – 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 […]
Number of new HIV cases recorded ‘concerning’, says President Higgins Irish Times, 1st December 2017 President Michael D Higgins has said people with HIV in Ireland continue to face a stigma. Speaking at a ceremony at Áras an Uachtaráin on World AIDS Day, Mr Higgins said it was a time to reflect on the right […]