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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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Let’s talk about Type 2 Diabetes with pharmacist Jane Brennan

Did you know that there are more than 1 million people in Ireland at risk of, or who have diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is where the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin, or is unable to fully use the insulin it produces. This results in too much glucose in the blood, which can have serious... Read more >

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Get Active in 2019: Tips to achieve your New Year’s fitness goals

Getting more active is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions made every January, as thousands look to spark a positive change in their well being and shed their holiday pounds. Gyms around the country reach their peak capacity as members new and old arrive full of motivation and ambition, yet many find it... 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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