RedFM: Sexual Health Centre Says HIV Continues To Be A Major Issue In Cork
2018 saw some of the highest figures reported for HIV incidence
The centre, which offers free rapid testing in locations across the city, is collaborating with the HIV clinic in Cork University Hospital in a bid to combat the illness.
It comes as a new report on the HIV prevention drug PREP found it's safe and highly effective and could prevent 173 HIV infections in the first five years of its implementation.
It's understood the government will introduce the programme this year following consultation with HIQA.
Speaking to RedFM News Dr Martin Davern of the Sexual Health Clinic in Cork says the stigma surrounding HIV is still there and it's part of the reason that the incidence of the disease is still so high: