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With the change in season it is a good time to be thinking about boosting your immunity. Vulnerable people such as children and the elderly, people with low immunity and other susceptible people including asthmatics or people with chronic sinusitis and chronic obstructive airway diseases (COAD) need to pay particular attention to their immunity.
Candida is a yeast normally found in certain parts of our body such as mouth, intestines, and vagina. Recently scientists have discovered it living normally, without causing problems, in our eyes. If our immune system is working normally candida does not cause us any problems; on the contrary it helps with our digestion and nutrition and vitamin absorption. It is only if it starts to overgrow and turn into a fungal infection that it can start causing symptoms.
Increasing numbers of people at risk from HIV, which is once again on the rise, is a major concern for Aids West.
To mark 30 years of supporting people living with HIV in Galway and the West of Ireland, AIDS West are to host an international conference focusing on ‘HIV & Ageing’ on World AIDS Day, Friday December 1 at The Ardilaun Hotel, Galway.
EAMON FALLER is a Galway doctor working with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Homa Bay, Kenya. Eamon has been based in the country for the past six weeks and will stay on until December.
AIDS West are to offer free confidential rapid HIV Testing on the last Tuesday of each month at the Teach Solais Centre, Merchants Road, Galway starting Tuesday 31 January.
Galway man Tomás Heneghan this week became the first openly gay man to donate blood in the Republic of Ireland after Minister for Health, Simon Harris lifted the lifetime ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men (MSM).
World AIDS Day, taking place on Thursday, December 1, is a day people all over the world come together to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, encourage progress in prevention, treatment, and care, and break down the stigma and discrimination still surrounding the condition.
People living with HIV are being sought to take part in a study being carried out by the Health Promotions Centre at NUI Galway.