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I was recently asked 'how is the non-communicable disease #NCDs agenda going to ever get the same sort of money #HIVs did to achieve change?' I thought it was a very interesting question. Here are my thoughts, feel free to add/chime in/disagree #globalhealth #insulin4all 1/12
Everyone is trying to duplicate the #HIV movement without *actually* duplicating it. The sanitized history is that Bill Gates +Clinton + Bono got together and made HIV meds cheap. The real history is completely different cc @jamie_love @gregggonsalves… 2/12
It was *patient* activism that turned the tide. It was groups like @actupny in the US or Treatment Action Campaign in South Africa, groups that could shut down the FDA or raise 10,000 people to march in Cape Town. It was not celebrity or academics 3/12
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BREAKING @ONgov guts police oversight system, scraps police complaints body, leaving only police to oversee the police. #ONpoli
BREAKING - @ONsafety mandates blood tests of suspects and criminalizes refusal if “suspected” of #HIV. #equality #charter
Nothing in @ONsafety materials online about this business of mandatory blood testing. More info needed from Ministry. Bill goes online at 3pm. #onpoli
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#Venezuela's #NicolasMaduro:
"We had a large shipment of medicines to last the country for a year,a large batch of raw materials for food. The bank account was frozen,the contracts were cancelled & the money is seized. They suffocate us,steal our money & put a show for the world"
Nov. 2017:The transnational Pharmaceutical companies Baster,Abbot & Pfizer refused to issue exportation certificates to #Cancer drugs,making it impossible for #Venezuela to buy them
July 2017: The Citibank bank (#USA) refuses to receive #Venezuelan funds from the Central Bank for the import of 300 thousand doses of insulin, destined to cover the demand of 450 thousand registered patients.
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I agree, Dr. Fauci!!! #endHIV 👇🏽

(Fauci) has said the tools exist to end the epidemic right now. VIDEO: NIH’s HIV Chief on Ending the AIDS Epidemic…
.@POTUS has a lifelong #HIV researcher as CDCgov head, an @NIAIDNews Director who is world renowned for his commitment to HIV/AIDS, a Surgeon General who helped lead response to largest modern day HIV outbreak, and @HRSAgov and @IHSgov clinics with >90% viral suppression rates.
To anyone who doubts we can achieve our goal of ⬇️ #HIV infections by 75% in 5 years and 90% in 10 years, I say work with us- combined with @SecAzar commitment to ⬇️ drug prices, you couldn’t ask for a more prepared/ committed team for the task.
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For my 19th Birthday this month I am requesting donations to one of my favorite #charities if you can please donate: Allies Linked for the Prevention of #HIV and #AIDS : a.l.p.h.a. Donation:… #HIVEducation #HIVTesting #HIVAdvocate
It’s interesting when asking for donations regarding this horrible deadly virus everyone is silent or pretend they didn’t see this post! $20 plus xx people is a great amount of donations!! #HIV #AIDS #HIVTesting
HIV/AIDS is something that people don’t want to hear or talk about. A person who works in Pharmacy specializing in infectious disease with a concentration in HIV medication and gives me great pleasure to see how many are still alive when the virus first started, and......
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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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Since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, more than 70 million people have acquired the infection, and about 35 million people have died.
Today, around 37 million worldwide live with #HIV, of whom 22 million are on treatment #WorldAIDSDay
The #HIV virus 🦠 was first isolated by Dr Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Dr Luc Montagnier in 1983 at the @institutpasteur #WorldAIDSDay
At the beginning of the 1980s, before #HIV had been identified as the cause of AIDS, the infection was thought to only affect specific groups, such as gay men in developed countries and people who inject drugs #WorldAIDSDay
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I lost many friends during the #AIDS crisis.
I still miss them.
I wrote this about #AssottoSaint, who I am thinking of with love on this #WorldAIDSDay
He'd only be 61, were he still alive today.

Remembering Assotto Saint: A Fierce and Fatal Vision
"At some point I stopped going to funerals. I had become that woman, the one who keens and wails in the back of the church or synagogue or memorial hall, the one who everyone thinks might throw herself into the open pit of grave or onto the coffin or urn."
"That fight was our gay Normandy and it consumed all our time, all our conversations. Like whispered messages from a foxhole, staccato shots over the bow of life, we spoke to each other like it might be our last time."
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Good Morning. I'm guessing we all want to enjoy good sex? So today, I want to share with you the many ways that you can minimise negative outcomes that can happen when people have sex -
First of all, I think we should acknowledge that in Ireland, our historical and cultural attitudes towards sex and sexual health have not been always healthy ones. I think many of us experienced shame and judgement for wanting intimacy and desire.
Let's look at having agency over your own body, the right to choose a sexual health strategy that works for you. There's no 'one size fits all' when it comes to looking after your sexual health, each person is different.
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1/ WHAT IF I TOLD YOU OF A SECRET WAR, a war for control of “YOUR DNA?” What if they had the cures for many Diseases but instead used this knowledge to Create Illness Instead 😱 #VictimsForProfit
#DNAEditing #ReleaseTheCure #Matrix #QAnon #WWG1WGA
@realDonaldTrump @GenFlynn
2/ Each living Organism has it's own Genetic Code... #DNA is the Genetic Map of “YOU”. It holds detailed codes from your Parents/Ancestors, including your strengths & weaknesses...
@realDonaldTrump @GenFlynn
3/ United States Department of Energy Cites “Q Clearance” as a “National Security Position” of “Critical & Sensitive Matters.” The #DOE had full Oversight of the
👉🏻#HumanGenomeProject 👈🏻 🤔
@realDonaldTrump @GenFlynn #WWG1WGA #QAnon #BioSimilars
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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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I want to share my memories of being involved with a club called 'Mother' @MotherDublin - I'm guessing that if you've been to @EPfestival @BodyandSoulIrl @DublinPride or Saturday Nights in Dublin, you have danced with us into the small hours? If so share
The genius of in 2011, Mother was to create a LGBT+ club that focused on good electronic music. Every club played chart music, but we wanted something different. We also wanted to create a house party vibe and the people who created Mother became a family.
I was asked to create the brand for the club and even then, I was heavily influenced by the reclaimed symbolism of the Pink Triangle - The Pink Triangle was used by the Nazis to identify homosexuals in the death camps during WWII - Later it become a LGBT icon
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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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The first action by @ActUpDublin was 2 years ago this week. We were ringing the alarm bell about Ireland's #HIV crisis outside The Dept of Health @roinnslainte just before #WorldAIDSDay 2016 - HIV IS A POLITICAL CRISIS #ACTUP
We talk to the public, we engage with the communities affected by #HIV, we lobby politicians, write reports and submissions to Government, we organise pubic meetings and events. We demonstrate, We educate We are not silent. #ACTUP
#ACTUP in Ireland is a growing #HIV activist movement. In July this year @ActupCork formed. ACT UP Cork protest, campaign and engage just like Dublin chapter. If you wanna involved check out
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The theme of #WorldAIDSDay this year is #KnowYourStatus - Which is good. However the reality in Ireland is, that due to lack of access, over capacity and underfunding, people who go to get a STI or #HIV test are frequently turned away.
Have you ever gone for an STI or HIV test and been turned away?
In 2017, @HIV_Ireland's testing services catered for 1,082 people. However, they had to turn away a further 384 people because they did not have the resources to provide a service to them. #KnowYourStatus #WAD2018
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Photo Thread: Irish AIDS Day, June 15th 2017, I worked with photographer Hazel Coonagh @hazelcoonagh on a photographic project called, HUMAN.
We put a call out on social media, asking anyone, regardless of their #HIV status to pose for a picture with the word,'HUMAN' #WAD2018
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I remember World Aids Day, December 1st, 2010, because I stenciled red ribbons in the snow around #Dublin. #WAD2018 - Beautiful photos taken by @niallcarsonpa - Niall Carson/PA
2010 was also the year I entered Alternative Miss Ireland @alternativemiss - An annual ribald beauty pageant which raised money for services for people living with #HIV and Dublin Rape Crisis @DublinRCC - I did a tribute to the one and only #FreddieMercury - Uncanny right?
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I want to share something personal with you. It's important to tell you, because it motivated me to have more compassion for people living with #HIV, pushed me to test regularly and to get involved with #ACTUP - It started with a mistake..
A few years ago, after a stable relationship had finished. I was feeling quite low. I went out with friends and tried to have fun. I got chatting to someone over a few drinks and before we knew it, we were back at my place. I wanted intimacy and passion back in my life
Generally, my prevention method has been to use condoms, but we got carried away. I didn't say anything about using a condom and neither did they. Next morning, mid-hangover the fear started to creep over me. Had I put myself at risk of getting #HIV?
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Short thread on how I got involved in #Activism - I have been an activist since I was 17 (1989) - I campaigned with EarthWatch Ireland about, 'The Greenhouse Effect' (now #ClimateChange) raw sewage / river pollution and recycling.
In 1994, I moved to London for work and joined @GreenpeaceUK as a volunteer working on #StopEsso campaign and #SaveorDelete an Ancient Forests campaign. In 2002, #Banksy worked with us to create a poster and I was in charge of sending them around the UK along with this stencil
First rule of stenciling - Don't have your name printed on it!
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