Charity works with health officials on HIV |
A charity that promotes the rights of marginalized people works with health officials on HIV.
Isle of Pride is working with the Department of Health and Social Welfare to create an educational kit to provide nursing students studying at Keyll Darree with ‘insight and understanding’ to help them work with patients and patients. families of those affected.
Committee member Zoe Bennett said: “We have spoken with the staff at Keyll Darree to support their training offering, particularly in terms of inclusion with a particular focus on HIV patients.
“They recognized that there were gaps in the current training, especially in areas that we as a charity can help support.
“This is a great partnership opportunity for us to work with people trained to be on the front line of health care and help educate people to end the stigma still associated with HIV and to promote testing, prevention and treatment. Legislative Buildings, was lit in red on Sunday December 1 in recognition of World AIDS Day in support of the Isle of Pride campaign to help people living with HIV.
On top of that, Juan Christian of Compton Vaults and Isle of Pride hosted an evening of live music to raise funds and raise awareness of AIDS-related charities on the island.
“The show of support we have received from the community has been overwhelming,” Ms. Bennett said.
“It’s great to see so many people willing to take positive action for change in terms of eliminating discrimination in all sections of our society.
“HIV is certainly not limited to the LGBTQ + community, but our mission is to provide the island with safe inclusive spaces as well as education on where to seek help and support for the wide range of needs. who are not always satisfied, leaving people feeling lonely and vulnerable.
HIV is something that is not always openly discussed on the island and has the potential to affect all people from all walks of life. ‘
Currently, there are no definitive data on people living with HIV on the island, so no one knows how many are affected directly or indirectly.
For more information on HIV and AIDS or to make an appointment to get tested and know your status, contact the Sexual Health Clinic at Nobles Hospital on 01624 650710
All calls are treated in the strictest confidence.
Clinics are held as follows by appointment only:
Monday: 1:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Tuesday: 1:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.