Sexual Health Centre: Press Releases

  • In the lead up to the World AIDS Day, the Sexual Health Centre Cork has launched a report on the Lived Experience of HIV-positive Young People. The report explores the realities of living with HIV in Ireland, associated stigma and its impact on the mental and physical health of the people affected by it, as well the significance of the support services and peer-to-peer programmes.

  • On December 1st 2018 the Sexual Health Centre Cork is leading a World AIDS Day Campaign in conjunction with parkrun, sexualwellbeing.ie, Healthy Ireland and the Health Service Executive to promote HIV testing services in Ireland. The event focuses on knowing your HIV status with the tagline “Everyone has a HIV status. What’s yours?”. The non-discriminatory nature of HIV and the importance of universal HIV testing are crucial in combatting the increasing number of HIV diagnoses. The campaign aims to bring public awareness to the topic and realities of living with HIV, highlight existing support and testing services and promote positive physical and mental health.

  • The Sexual Health Centre is launching PhotoVoice HIV on the 28th November at 5:30pm in St Peter’s Church in the lead up to World AIDS Day 2018. This will be the first PhotoVoice Exhibition in Ireland that will represent the lives of people living with or affected by HIV. The submissions are open to everyone, regardless of their gender, age or location. The project is accepting submissions from people living with or affected by HIV, comprised of a maximum of two photos and a description of the concept/meaning behind them. The selected photos will be digitally exhibited in St Peter’s, The Vision Centre, Cork City and will remain on display until World AIDS Day on December 1st.