Programme Six: Measles - Living with HIV and AIDS (Final Episode)
In the early 1980s the world woke up to a new disease. Scientists were baffled. Fear of the unknown lead to hysteria and prejudice. This mystery killer, we now know as HIV/AIDS, spread across all social divides and quickly found its way to Irish shores. In 2009 an average of one person per day is diagnosed HIV positive in this country, and to date an estimated 450 people have died from AIDS in Ireland.
Liz Martin from Dublin and Joe Lynch from Balbriggan are just two of approximately 5,000 diagnosed as HIV Positive in Ireland who are living productive lives today.