GiGSoc are hosting one of the regional LGBTQI+ Strategies for people ages 15-24 years of age and who are LGBTQI+ identifying. This is an extremely important event and we need contributions from as many people. If there are anyone who think would be interested please ask them to email us at email@example.com
This study is being undertaken by HIV Ireland in partnership with The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and also Quality Matters: an independent research company.
This research will involve you completing a survey, which we estimate will take around 10 – 15 minutes to complete. The survey will ask questions about:
AIDS West are to offer Free Confidential Rapid HIV Testing on the last Tuesday of each month at the Teach Solais Centre, Merchants Road, Galway starting Tuesday 31 January 2017. AIDS West report that the numbers of new diagnoses of HIV in Ireland continues to rise annually with the latest comprehensive report available from Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HSPC) for year ending 2015 indicating that there was a 25% increase in new diagnoses over the previous year of 2014. Additionally, the European Centre for Disease Prevention & Control states that the 2015 figure indicates a rate of 10.6 per 100,000 population – the highest rate ever reported in Ireland. Evidence and research from the World Health Organisation indicates that a third of people living with HIV do not know that they are HIV Positive, therefore are more likely to pass on the infection unknowingly.
These extremely worrying figures are of great concern to AIDS West, as this clearly demonstrates that the numbers of people being newly diagnosed with HIV is rising at a rapid rate. AIDS West Manager Joe McDonagh outlined ‘we are working closely with our colleagues in the Infectious Disease Clinic at University Hospital Galway as we are very aware that there is considerable under detection/reporting of HIV, therefore there is a much greater need for access to free HIV testing’.
AIDS West Support Service Co-ordinator Ger Coy outlines the need to regularly test for HIV if someone is sexually active, ‘HIV prevention is an essential part of our work and we encourage everyone to be aware of their HIV status. Once a person is diagnosed it’s important to start treatment immediately so as to decrease the impact of the virus and to reduce the chance of onward transmission of the virus’.
Contact AIDS West on 091 566266 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more and to book an appointment.
AIDS West are to launch a FREE Rapid HIV Testing Service on Tuesday 29th November 2016 from 5:00pm-8:00pm at The Teach Solais Resource Centre, Merchants Road Galway.
AIDS West Manager Joe McDonagh states “promoting condom use and regular testing remain key to limiting the spread of HIV and STIs among those who are sexually active. Being diagnosed with HIV today means something very different than it did 20 or 30 years ago, however the stigma associated with HIV can act as a barrier to people accessing testing services. To encourage them to get tested more regularly, AIDS West are to launch a free Rapid HIV testing service on Tuesday 29th November from 5:00pm-8:00pm at the Teach Solais LGBT+ Resource Centre, Merchants Road Galway. We will continue to offer free Rapid HIV Testing on the last Tuesday of each month with the next session being on Tuesday 31st January 2017.”
To book an appointment for a free Rapid HIV Test on Tuesday 29th November or for more info contact t: 091 566266, www.aidswest.ie or e: email@example.com
AIDS West, I would like to invite you to attend our annual candle lit memorial concert on Thursday 1st December 2016 in St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, Galway commencing at 7.00 pm.
FREE Screening : CHEMSEX, the Documentary Tickets, Thu, Nov 10, 2016 at 7:30 PM | Eventbrite
AIDS West in conjunction with the Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task force (WRDATF)are proud to sponsor a FREE public screening of the acclaimed Chemsex documentary.
The film is described as a brave and unflinching journey into the dark underworld of modern, urban gay life.
“Vulnerable gay men with issues around sex, new drugs that tapped into that problem and changing technology. What they call the perfect storm