Get tested – but make sure your kit is CE marked!

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a warning to people to not use or buy Hightop HIV/AIDS Home Test Kit because they may be unreliable and produce incorrect results. Dr Say Quah at the RVH Clinic has asked us to share the warning through our stakeholders and networks. More details are available in an MHRA press …

An up-date on some of what’s going on behind the scenes at Positive Life…..

In May 2018 General Data Protection Regulations will come into force across Europe and we at Positive Life have undertaken a programme of actions to ensure that any information that we have or control is dealt with in the appropriate manner. Not only is it imperative that we comply before the changes next year, we’ve also taken this opportunity to …

The Truth About…

Last night the BBC aired ‘The Truth About HIV’, a powerful, measured and insightful documentary by the engaging Dr Chris van Tulleken which touched on a range of issues relating to HIV and AIDS in the UK. Highlighting the research and science behind the origins of HIV, we also heard about the deeply emotional personal stories of those living with …

It’s an exciting time to be working for Positive Life!

This week saw Samantha Murphy, our new Information and Support Services Manager take up post, hot on the heels of Claire Brown, our new Income Generation & Campaigns Manager. Sam brings extensive experience from her previous roles within the voluntary and community sector – and she knows a wee bit about wine too! Claire’s 10+ years in fund-raising can only …

“Cooking up a Storm”

So, now that the #AE17 are over and we wait to see how our elected representatives get the Institutions up and running again, I thought it was time for something a little lighter, and that you might be interested in what the main agenda items are for Positive Life just now – guess what – it’s fund-raising! As you may …

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

As we close out the year, it is always good to reflect on what we have achieved in the last 12 months. This year was a statement of intent for Positive Life as an organisation. The challenges often meant that it might have been easier to muddle through and hope we came out relatively unscathed at the other side. Not …

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

As we close out the year, it is always good to reflect on what we have achieved in the last 12 months. This year was a statement of intent for Positive Life as an organisation. The challenges often meant that it might have been easier to muddle through and hope we came out relatively unscathed at the other side. Not …

Back at the desk!

I’ve been off on leave for a week and my brain is slowly returning to a reasonable level of clarity! It was great to come back and see that the conversation and progress around HIV continued! Thanks to BelfastLive for their coverage – Lifetime ban on gay men donating blood lifted in NI Also, before I went off, I’d been …

#LetsTalkAboutPrEP

Most people will have seen at least a little of the media coverage this week as the Courts rule that NHS England ARE responsible for funding PrEP.  How amazing for Positive Life to have been part of such an open debate that has no doubt been a conversation starter across Northern Ireland – hard to believe that we’re talking about …

I love it when a plan comes together

Many folk will know that we’ve all been very busy over the last number of months with our move to Derryvolgie.  In the background though, we’ve also been driven by the need to manage the organisation, it’s work, and ensure that we comply with our legal obligations. Last week we held Positive Life’s 4th AGM, during which the Board of …