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# Prep

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# Support
Aki 'has been brilliant' in helping Henshaw prepare for first Lions Test start
The Leinster and Ireland centre has overcome a hamstring injury to face the Springboks.
# gmhs
Closure of PrEP service will 'undoubtedly' have impact on HIV rates, experts warn
Staff from the GMHS have been redeployed to Covid-19 test centres in recent months.
# world aids day
There have been over 470 new diagnoses of HIV in Ireland so far this year
Today, 1 December, marks World AIDS Day 2019.
# HIV
'A significant gamechanger': PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates being rolled out from today
The pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) treatment is the most recent development in the field of HIV prevention.
# HIV Prevention
PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates to be rolled out fully in 2020
To date, PrEP has only been available to buy in Ireland on prescription at a price of over €400 a month.
# msm
Nine in 10 gay and bisexual men living with HIV are on treatment and cannot transmit the virus
Men living in Ireland are more likely to take drugs than their European counterparts, according to a new survey.
# Prep
Who's playing who in the build-up to the World Cup in Japan?
Eight busy weeks lie ahead before the action gets underway at the World Cup.
# Prep
Schmidt's Ireland set for pre-Six Nations camp at Portuguese resort
The national squad had a successful camp in Spain before last year’s Grand Slam.
# HIV
Hiqa is looking at whether a PrEP programme can start in Ireland next year
The health authority’s work is due to conclude next year, with a possible roll out soon after that.
# Prep
HIV drug may be more affordable after European court ruling
The case now returns to the English High Court for a final decision.
# HIV prevention day
Here's the super important reason why you'll see stickers on Dublin landmarks this week
Everything you need to know about #HIVPreventionDay.
# increase
'It's worrying': Over 200 people diagnosed with HIV so far this year
Some 500 people were diagnosed with the condition last year, and this figure is expected to be higher in 2018.
# Prep
A HIV prevention drug is being made available to Irish pharmacies at a 70% cheaper cost
PrEP is a once daily medication that can significantly reduce risk of infection among HIV-negative people at high risk.
# 30 Years On
'When HIV hit Ireland it had the same devastation it did in San Francisco'
Much has changed in the 30 years since HIV Ireland was established, but some of the same problems - like stigma – remain.
# HIV
'I'm most angry at myself': HIV positive people continue to suffer from stigma in Ireland
17% of people living in HIV say they have felt suicidal in the last year.
# Prep
Explainer: What's being done to bring anti-HIV medication into Ireland?
PrEP is a “once daily” medication that can reduce risk of infection among people at high risk.
# Prep
Calls for prevention medication to be made available following over 500 HIV diagnoses in 2016
HIV Ireland and the Gay Health Network (GHN) are calling for PrEP to be introduced in Ireland.
# sponsored
Open thread: Do you plan your lunches or dinners the week before?
Or is everything done on the fly?
# sponsored
6 dinners that make lovely lunches the next day
Less cooking – more eating. Win win.
# Prep
Nurses demand details of HSE's Ebola plan
Nurses want to know what contingency plans and alert systems are in place.
Voices
Opinion: It's not a Mickey Mouse exam, the Junior Cert does actually matter
To say it doesn’t is an insult to the 60,698 Irish students who studied for 3 years to sit the exam last June.
# Notorious
'I'm gonna blow the roof off this place' - McGregor set for Dublin
Check out the short doc on the Irishman’s build-up to UFC Fight Night Dublin.