World AIDS Day (WAD) takes place on 1 December and this year marks 30 years since it began. With over 1.8 million people newly infected with HIV last year alone, Concern’s Global Health & HIV and AIDS Programme Adviser Breda Gahan, explains why the international day of awareness, solidarity and remembrance remains as important as ever.
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In recognition of Irish AIDS Day on 15 June, Concern’s global health and HIV & AIDS programme advisor Breda Gahan speaks of how far Ireland has come since the AIDS epidemic crisis in the 80's and how much further it still must go.
This World AIDS Day, Breda Gahan - Concern’s Global Health & HIV and AIDS Programme Adviser and Tsion Fikre – Concern’s Health and HIV Research Intern discuss the position of HIV on the global health agenda and how Concern Worldwide is incorporating HIV and AIDS responses into its programmes.
Ahead of Irish Aids Day today, we canvassed students in UCD and members of staff in Concern about why they think HIV infection rates are still so shockingly high in Ireland.
By 2030, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to have ended the epidemic of AIDS. Concern’s Global Health & HIV Adviser, Breda Gahan, reflects on progress made in the last 15 years in relation to this goal – and on the massive task that still remains ahead.