Holly Shortall: We have not yet won the fight against HIV

Ireland’s HIV diagnosis rates are at an all-time high, but with education, support and advances in medication, it should be possible to protect even the most vulnerable groups

25th July, 2021
Holly Shortall: We have not yet won the fight against HIV
Women make up 20 per cent of new HIV diagnoses in Ireland. Picture: Getty

I moved from Dublin to Manchester in January 2020, just before Covid-19 hit. From the VE Day shenanigans to Dominic Cummings’ Barnard Castle “eye tests” and clapping for (as opposed to properly paying) NHS staff, it’s been quite the experience so far.

Earlier this month, a much-anticipated Princess Diana statue was unveiled at Kensington Palace in London to mark what would have been her 60th birthday. Lots of people on social...

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