Rising Above COVID-19. #BHA, #wesiepharmacy

With the first wave of COVID-19 almost over and the looming threat of a second wave, it is time to reflect on what we know and can do moving forward to reverse the present statistics. What do we know about COVID-19? Statistics wise, data from across the world seems to be telling the same story for black people. The recent Public Health England Report highlighted that black people are more likely...

What I Will Miss Post COVID-19 Lockdown?

Hi All, I thought I would take a break from my usual health related blogs to express my feelings as we start to come out of Lockdown. I know there are many that have lost their lives due to this pandemic, before I proceed I would like to pay homage to such and pray that their souls all RIP. That being said COVID-19 has effected change beyond our imaginations. There are things that I will miss...

Being Black with HIV

  Hi All, I hope you all are adjusting back to reality? So, in my last blog I said I was going to my play my own role in addressing health inequalities. In this blog I want to address a health disease that has caused the greatest pandemic of the century. It is one who's impact makes the impact of COVID-19 on black people seem like child's play. It has affected 78 million people to date and...

WESIE Integrative Pharmacy- The Journey!!

So pleased to finally be opening my own pharmacy! After a 2-year journey I’m finally here! The journey started with me thinking about doing a research project into how to offer more pharmacy support in the community to people living with HIV, unfortunately all my attempts to source funding for this were met with a brick wall. As I was also going through a career transition period at that time,...

COVID-19: Staying Healthy With HIV

Hi All! My final blog in the series is dedicated to people living with HIV. So, BHIVA- the British HIV Association has stated that they are not expecting people stable on treatment with an undetectable viral to be at any additional risk to COVID-19. Given that majority of people with HIV in the UK fall into this category it is great news for people living with HIV and health services in general....

IS THERE A CURE TO COVID-19?

Hi All! There has been a lot of information floating around about treating and preventing COVID-19. Unfortunately, a lot of this information, especially those doing the rounds on social media are fake or partial truths. This is what inspired me to write this blog. Whilst there are many candidates currently undergoing investigation for a workable vaccine or drug against COVID-19, they are all...

THE SECRET ANTIDOTE to COVID-19

COVID-19, like several infectious diseases is extremely challenging to deal with especially given its high rate of transmissibility. Viruses in particular present a major challenge to scientists in developing a cure as they often mutate. The flu virus is a typical example as there are 4 types of the virus which are referred to as Influenza A, B, C and D. Influenza A is often hosted naturally by...