December 1, 2020
Stigma around HIV must end – Mary Lou McDonald TD

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD has said more must be done to stamp out stigma associated with HIV and ensure that people can access services without delay.

Speaking today on World Aids Day, Teachta McDonald said:

“This theme of World Aids Day this year is ‘Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility’. I am aware that this year has been particularly challenging for many people living with HIV, due to support services and medical care being closed or delayed during lockdown restrictions.

“I want to thank all those working to highlight the experiences of people living with HIV and ensure their voices are heard. I want to commend HIV Ireland for their ongoing work in raising awareness about this vital issue.

“Much more remains to be done to ensure that stigma is stamped out and that people can access the services they need without delays.

“I am aware that many clinics had to close or postpone appointments during lockdown restrictions, causing distress for many people seeking support and potential delays in diagnosis. 

“The Government has a critical role to play in adequately funding HIV prevention and support services to ensure that this is resolved.”

Follow us online

Latest Tweets

Carers across the state are stretched beyond their means, and their work is taken for granted.

Our plan before the Dáil this evening would increase payments for all carers so that they are adequately supported.

Carers deserve better - their voices must be heard! @DMitchellTD

We must work together to create more good jobs so that our young people have a future here.

I have a positive vision for Derry – at the heart of it is building our economy, ensuring our local businesses thrive & working with our Executive team to transform & invest in our city.

I am delighted to join our Fermanagh and South Tyrone candidate, Pat Cullen, as we speak to workers, families, and local businesses.

As a Trade Union leader and a champion of our health service, Pat knows what it means to have the backs of ordinary people.

She will bring that

Minister must bring forward solution for Forgotten Farmers in this year’s Budget – Claire Kerrane TD


Load More