Webinar Education Series

As staff continue to work remotely, delivery of our in-person education and training programmes remains suspended.  We have adapted and re-developed a range of our education programmes for online delivery and will host a number of Webinars to ensure HIV education continues to be accessible.  Attendance at the webinars is free of charge; registration is essential as numbers are limited.  See below for scheduled webinars and links to register.

HIV: Preventing new transmissions in Ireland

It’s 40 years since the first reports of HIV and AIDS in Ireland in 1982. HIV prevention and treatment has changed significantly during this time. There are now more ways to prevent HIV, and today’s effective treatment means that people living with HIV can live full and healthy lives.

Join us for this 60-minute educational webinar and learn all you need to know about HIV prevention options available in Ireland and how we can end new acquisitions of HIV.

Attendance is free of charge. Registration is essential as numbers are limited.

Upcoming Dates:

Thursday 12th May 2022, 12 noon to 1pm – Fully booked.

Next date to be confirmed.

HIV: Stigma & Discrimination

Advancements in HIV medications now means that people with HIV can live long and healthy lives; and medications also prevent the onward transmission of HIV. Despite this good news, HIV-related stigma and discrimination continue to remain issues which adversely and deeply affect many people living with HIV.

Is your service or workplace aware of the laws in Ireland that protect people living with HIV from discrimination?

As we approach Irish AIDS Day 2022, join us for this education webinar to learn more about making your service or workplace a safe and supportive environment for people living with HIV.

Attendance is free of charge. Registration is essential as numbers are limited.

Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday 14th June 2022, 11:30am to 1pm – fully booked.

Next date to be confirmed. 

Understanding and responding to the sexual health and wellbeing needs of gbMSM

Gay and bisexual men, and men who have sex with men (gbMSM) are disproportionately affected by HIV in Ireland, accounting for more than half of all new HIV diagnoses over the past number of years. This one-hour introductory webinar will navigate you through understanding, and responding to, the HIV prevention and sexual health needs of gbMSM, including:

– the trends in HIV diagnoses amongst gbMSM;
– what is safer sex now for gbMSM and the importance of the continuum of care in preventing new HIV acquisitions;
– the issues and challenges arising for gbMSM that impact on sexual behaviour and vulnerability to acquiring HIV and STIs;
– services and supports available at HIV Ireland’s MPOWER Programme; and
– improving linkages to services and supports.

Attendance is free of charge. Registration is essential as numbers are limited.

Upcoming Dates:

Next date to be confirmed. 

STIs, Condoms & Safer Sex

Join us on St. Valentine’s Day for a special 1-hour education webinar as we get to the heart of STI prevention in Ireland.

Increase your knowledge and awareness about sexually transmitted infections (STIs), find out about the latest trends in STI notifications in Ireland, and learn more about the transmission and prevention of STIs. 

Attendance is free of charge. Registration is essential as numbers are limited.

Upcoming Dates:

Monday 14th February 2022, 12 noon to 1pm – Fully booked. Next date TBC

Women & HIV: a conversation on International Women’s Day, 8th March 2022

Between 20 and 25% of new HIV notifications in Ireland in the past few years have been reported in women. We were joined by special guests for a panel discussion to celebrate women living with HIV, and highlight the many issues women living with HIV continue to encounter.

The panel chatted about the current challenges faced by women living with HIV and how they can be overcome. Through their work, research, and lived experiences, panelists shareed their knowledge and thoughts on these important issues for women and what is needed to improve the quality of life for women living with HIV.

The panel included Ellie Marley PhD, HIV Stigma Researcher, Erin Nugent PhD, Community Support Co-ordinator with HIV Ireland, Nadine Ferris France BSc, MSc Global Health, Executive Director of the Irish Global Health Network and ESTHER Ireland; and co-founder and CEO of Beyond Stigma and MaryJo O’Connell, Volunteer, National Peer Support Programme, HIV Ireland.

Watch it back now.

More Webinars coming soon.