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A PrEP in the right direction

Prior to December 2017 the only way people in Ireland had access to PrEP (Pre Exposure Prophylaxis) was to bring it with them physically across the border, or risk ordering it in the post and potentially having it seized by the HPRA.

PEP (Post Exposure Prophylaxis), and medicines used to treat HIV, had been dealt with and dispensed exclusively in a hospital setting. Mail order delivery of medicines in Ireland was, and remains, illegal.

When PrEP became available on prescription in Ireland in December 2017, this was the first time Antiretrovirals (ARTs) had been dealt with in community pharmacies. As head pharmacist with Meaghers Pharmacy (pronounced Mars, like the chocolate bar for those of you who wondered!) it was really important for us to ensure we dealt with this development correctly. We set about meeting with the GMHS who ensured that our pharmacists were aware of exactly what was involved in the process and where we could help out.

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In this super-hot Sex Issue, we are celebrating sex positivity and body positivity, all of the good stuff, basically. In a host of incredible interviews and opinion pieces, the community speaks about the issues that matter to them. The fabulous Evvol talk about showcasing lesbian eroticism in their work, while a special report details the afterparty scene for gay men. We speak to Mary Shannon, the custodian of the Irish Names Quilt, while iconic photographer Wolfgang Tillmans talks about his latest exhibition. In recognition of the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, we highlight the activists and volunteers of ACT UP and KnowNow and look at key moments in Ireland's battle against the virus. We also speak to people from across the spectrum of varying relationships about why theirs works for them. We think you'll enjoy this one!