What is safe sex now? Does it include undetectable viral load and PrEP?

As part of the Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival in Sydney last week, an Australian researcher asked whether people’s ideas of what makes up ‘safe sex’ are changing. An undetectable viral load and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) provide new ways to safely avoid HIV, but research suggests that most people continue to equate safe sex with condom use, and to …

Positive Life is “Cooking up a Storm”

Positive Life, “Cooking Up A Storm” is fast approaching! Get your tickets now for a five-course gourmet meal complete with wine pairing at La Mon House on Friday 24th March 2017 – “Hell’s Kitchen” style!!

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 …

Job Alert: Part-time Project & Admin Assistant

We are currently recruiting for a part-time Project & Admin Assistant (10.00am – 4.00pm; Monday to Thursday & 10.00am – 2.00pm on Friday) The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator and will have a minimum of two years’ experience in the use of all Microsoft Office Applications and one year’s experience in the administration of financial management procedures. They …

Job Alert: Part-time Information and Support Services Manager

We are currently recruiting for a part-time Information and Support Services Manager (10.00am to 2.00pm: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday) The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator and will have a minimum of 3 year’s successful experience managing client centred support services. They will have experience of managing budgets, producing activity reports and submitting monitoring returns in the health …

Positive Life puts HIV on the political agenda

Raising the issue of HIV in Northern Ireland isn’t an easy one. Many often put their heads in the sand when asks are made or support is required. We have to fight an uphill battle to have our voice heard, especially in the noisy health environment were other issues get more attention. This year we have made a conscious effort …

Sign Our Petition

SIGN OUR PETITION CALLING ON THE ASSEMBLY TO DELIVER A SEXUAL HEALTH PROMOTION STRATEGY We are calling on the Assembly to support a Sexual Health Promotion Strategy, focusing on awareness raising and education. To show you support, sign our petition here: https://www.change.org/p/ni-assembly-support-positive-life-in-bringing-forward-a-sexual-health-promotion-strategy-in-ni The key components we would like this new Sexual Health Promotion Strategy to accomplish are: – An effective …

Cooking Up a Storm – Gourmet Style!

We are currently looking for 24 Volunteer “wanna-be” Chefs to get involved with our 2017 Fund-Raising Event. To participate, you don’t need to have experience in the kitchen this is a fund-raiser and the emphasis is on the craic! For further information please click on the link:  Cooking Up a Storm

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 …