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πŸ’ž- I'm HIV+
πŸ’ž- I'm in a trial for a bi-monthly injection instead of daily pills
πŸ’ž - My bi-monthly visits give me a better insight into my health and status than most
πŸ’ž- I am undetectable #UequalsU
πŸ’ž- I am well informed about my heath
πŸ’ž- I disclose my status
πŸ’ž- I have turned down others that were too intoxicated to understand what I was disclosing
πŸ’ž- I will not let my status be weaponized against me as a tool for blackmail - that is why I am public about it

#ScienceNotStigma #UequalsU
😠- Those who intentionally do not seek treatment, and knowingly infect others are the exception, not the norm
βš–οΈ- Laws around disclosure need to be revisited, to better reflect the current research, science, treatment, and prevention options

#ScienceNotStigma #UequalsU
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Some of my favourite photos about #WorldAIDSDay from around in Ireland yesterday. #ACTUPDublin members Davy and Robbie at @TheUSI #pinktraining18
People reading a #WorldAIDSDay #UequalsU poster on Baggot Street, Dublin - Photo by @NoelDonnellon
An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar @campaignforleo takes a rapid #HIV test to help reduce stigma and encourage the public to get tested. Rapid test was carried out by @Adlers1 Co-ordinator of @KnowNowIE run by @HIV_Ireland
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Even though Twitter polls are not scientific, here's what I learned from you this week. 58% of you knew that, people living with #HIV on effective treatment CAN'T pass on HIV to their sexual partner. That's impressive. #UequalsU
I've learned that, 75% of you have felt that alcohol and other drugs can impair your judgement when comes to #SaferSex decisions. That's understandable.
I've learned that the majority of you don't use condoms for Oral sex. This is not surprising. Picking up a bacterial STI from oral sex is lower risk compared to condomless vaginal or anal sex, but it can still happen. So #GetTested regularly.
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I want to tell you about an amazing piece of theatre I saw last year. It's called #Rapids - written by @SeanieLove presented by @TalkShopTheatre - The piece explores instances of disclosure and the presence of stigma in the lives of men and women who are living with #HIV
The good news is that #Rapids is coming back in 2019 - RAPIDS National Tour kicks off Feb 2019 Venues BOOKING NOW @Droicheadarts @EverymanCork @projectarts @LimeTreeTheatre and more to be announced soon. #RapidsTour - It's a must see.
I was honored to be asked by @SeanieLove & @TalkShopTheatre to create the graphics for the poster. I got @hazelcoonagh to do the photography (cos she's amazing) - We photographed people who had fabric blowing over the faces, the idea that something is hidden.
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Thread: Earlier we talked about #UequalsU: the fact that someone on effective treatment can’t pass on #HIV to sexual partners. So why are people still contracting it? #WAD2018 #KnowYourStatus
Well to be on effective treatment, you have to know you have HIV. So, the answer is actually pretty simple: new transmissions occur because people don’t know their status.
We also know that it’s easier to transmit #HIV in the first months after you contract it. The amount of virus in the body is really high when you first contract HIV, but tends to go down over the first year for most people, meaning that it becomes harder to transmit the virus.
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When I first heard that people living with HIV on effective treatment cannot pass on #HIV to sexual partners. I had trouble trying to get my head around it. Because it challenged the status quo and decades of beliefs I had about #HIV
I read up on the science behind the claim. In the PARTNER study, there were ZERO transmissions out of 58,000 condomless sex acts between people with HIV on effective treatment who had undetectable viral loads and their HIV negative partners. Undetectable equals Untransmittable
In the PARTNER 2, which was the extension of PARTNER and studied men who have sex with men, there were ZERO transmissions out of 77,000 condomless sex acts between people with HIV on effective treatment with undetectable viral loads and their HIV negative partners. #UequalsU
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Good morning everyone. Time to get up and face this day β˜” - I see this poster when I wake up. It's a reminder that there's lots of work to be done. #EndHIVstigma #WAD2018
I take #PrEP every day. It's a safe and highly effective drug for HIV Negative people which prevents #HIV
Working on some graphics for @ActUpDublin ahead of #WorldAIDSday #WAD2018 - #UequalsU #CantPassItOn
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It's #WorldAidsDay2017, fam! Let's talk about MANY exciting things: What new knowledge we have, what we should be reflecting on, and where the world is going. Vaccine, PrEP, sugar daddies, STIs, barriers, and all that all that. Yes? /Thread
The first thing we MUST be grateful for is all the human beings - and they are mostly Africans (this has its problematics. That's another thread) who are in different HIV trials. Drug, vax, behaviour study, etc. Most new knowledge comes through these people. πŸ™β€οΈπŸ‘‘β­
Let's break it down into 3 overall parts. I'll really try to keep it as concise as I can.
1. Vaccine and treatment
2. General prevention
3. Human behaviour factors

And then we'll talk about what happens from then.
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