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Are You SunSmart?

We ask Jane Brennan from Brennan’s Life Pharmacy Donabate how to make the most of great sunny summer days whilst protecting our skin from harmful rays. Jane says “The Irish Cancer Society SunSmart program has great guidelines to keep us safe. See below for some useful tips and advice” Ways to protect your skin: Shade... Read more >

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Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes

Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes… Talk to Jane Brennan, your Hay Fever Expert in Donabate Are your eyes itchy, red or watery? Is your throat scratchy? Are you sneezing? Do you have itchy ears, nose or mouth? Do you have a blocked or runny nose? Do you wake up feeling exhausted? Hay fever can cause... Read more >

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“Do you know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy.

Five minutes that could save your life! “Would you like to know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy. We are all a bit shy of talking about breasts, but a five minute chat with any of our team here in Life Pharmacy Donabate... Read more >

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Articles in HIV and AIDS

NHS Choices - Introduction

(05/03/2015)

HIV is a virus most commonly caught by having unprotected sex or by sharing infected needles and other injecting equipment to inject drugs.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of HIV

(04/06/2015)

Symptoms of early HIV infection, also called primary HIV infection or seroconversion, and AIDS (late-stage HIV infection).

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NHS Choices - Causes of HIV

(04/06/2015)

Information about the causes of HIV, how it spreads, who's most at risk and its origins in Africa.

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NHS Choices - HIV testing

(21/11/2014)

Many people newly infected with HIV have no signs or symptoms at all. You can only be certain you have HIV if you have an HIV test.

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NHS Choices - Treating HIV

(04/06/2015)

Treatments for HIV, including post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), antiretrovirals (ARVs), HIV and pregnancy, sperm washing, side effects and getting support.

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NHS Choices - Preventing HIV

(21/11/2014)

HIV is passed from one person to another through the direct exchange of bodily fluids. This can happen through unprotected penetrative vaginal or anal sex.

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NHS Choices - Living with HIV

(04/06/2015)

Information and advice for people living with HIV, including tips on staying healthy, reducing your risk of illness and getting support.

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NHS Choices - 'Many HIV-positive women assume they'll pass on HIV to their baby, but that's not the case these days'

(04/06/2015)

Sarah has HIV. She describes her pregnancy and the steps she had to take to ensure she’d have a healthy baby. An expert explains what HIV is and how to avoid passing it on to your unborn child.

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NHS Choices - 'If it wasn’t for HIV, I wouldn’t be where I am today.'

(04/06/2015)

Tina Middleton caught HIV when she was just 20 years old from a partner with haemophilia.

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NHS Choices - 'Having HIV is not the end of the world'

(04/06/2015)

Mick Mason, who has haemophilia, caught HIV and hepatitis in the early 1980s from contaminated blood products.

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NHS Choices - 'Things have moved on a lot since I was diagnosed with HIV'

(04/06/2015)

Michael Edwards contracted HIV in 1990. He is now 62 and is still working and leading a healthy life. “The first sign was a bad dose of flu. Like me, my GP is

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