Taoiseach launches campaign to tackle stigma of HIV/AIDS

The Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has launched a new €200,000 campaign to tackle HIV/AIDS-related discrimination.

The initiative is being unveiled to mark World AIDS Day amid increasing concerns that stigma is preventing people from getting tested for the virus in Ireland.

Three hundred and eighty-nine new HIV cases were detected in Ireland last year and another 169 in the first six months of this year.

One hundred and sixty-nine new cases of HIV were detected in the first six months of this year and 318 new cases last year.

Source: BreakingNews.ie

Author: Stephen

Cork born and bred, proud European and Irishman. Involved in many organisations and politics. Also writes for SpirtualityIreland.org and UCC Express.

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