By Andrew Goyvaerts
It’s been a few weeks since a blog was put out so a good starting point would be a brief catch up with everyone.
Positive Moving On are launching a nationwide peer support program next year which has been a monumental task but the groundwork is pretty much complete, Tony is optimising a few details, following this we will unveil the plan towards the end of 2016. Our main focus will be on rural support and addressing the existing inequality in services those living with HIV in a rural area find when compared to people living in an urban area and city. Following on from this, in September, our “Island Connection Campaign” moves to N.I. while continuing to be promoted to audiences in England such as other HIV organisations and APPG events in the House of Commons. High with enthusiasm at the prospect of spreading this message further that will involve interviews, lobbying and hoping plain old common sense will prevail.
Finally I have spent a lot of the last month thinking about social media, its restrictions and it’s time consumption. People might wonder why I used the word restriction when platforms like Twitter and Facebook Pages have done anything but restrict social movements as well as business growth, the reason is that, for me, it is restricting through conformity, something that is not suitable to this job. Its time consumption means that I spend several hours per week replying to messages, reading material and, trying to conform.
So there it is in a nutshell, what have you been up to?