Over 70 experts from different sections of the HIV community, joined the Terrence Higgins Trust and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV & AIDS (APPG on HIV & AIDS) in Westminster to explore the challenges facing those ageing with HIV from a health and social care perspective.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS is a backbench cross-Party group of MPs and Peers in the UK Parliament at Westminster.
MPs and Peers who have joined the Group have done so because we are concerned about both the devastation that HIV and AIDS are causing in developing countries and about their impact here in the UK including in our constituencies.
There are almost 37 million people in the world living with HIV, the majority of whom still cannot get access to life-saving treatment. Here in the UK there are over 100,000 people living with HIV, thousands of whom are still undiagnosed. Until they know about their infection, they too cannot benefit from treatment.
Tell us what you think!
What HIV policies would you prioritise in 2017?
Please take 5-10 minutes to fill in our short survey and inform the APPG's advocacy priorities for the coming year. APPG members will be meeting in February to finalise plans for the APPG's work programme for 2017 and would like your input. Please respond no later than 5pm on Friday 3rd February otherwise your feedback may not be taken into consideration.
Tom Addison begins covering Susie Pelly's position as Policy Advisor to the APPG on HIV & AIDS as Susie begins her maternity leave.