HIV may be manageable but tests still make sense
Much has changed for the better since HIV first appeared with such devastating cost. The enormous strides in medicine have made it a manageable condition, but no one is claiming that living with it is easy.
The courage and strength of sufferers has been inspirational, but complacency about risks, or a reticence to face up to the threat, took a truly terrible toll in the past.
So the announcement that pub-goers in Dublin can avail of a 30-second HIV test is extremely welcome.