ONE of Ireland's most respected TV producers, Bill Hughes, wants to start a conversation about Aids, as new HIV cases here reach their highest point in five years.
His comments come as a recent report by the HSE's Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) show there were 377 new cases of HIV in 2014 alone. This represents an 11pc rise on the previous year.
Advocacy group HIV Ireland said the rise in new infections was a "great cause of concern" and said public debate on HIV and Aids was "being deafened by silence".
Author and columnist with the London Independent and Evening Standard Yasmin Alhibai-Brown has found many young people writing to her with their problems – and she finds many of them difficult to ignore.
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Presenter: Brendan O'Connor