June 2014

Call to Evidence for Access To Medicines Inquiry 2014

Call for evidence- Access to Medicines in the Developing World

APPG enquiry: Achieving Universal Access – The Treatment Timebomb Part II

Deadline for Submissions is Wednesday 19th March 2014, 9am

Background to the Inquiry
In 2009 the All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS conducted an inquiry on the supply of affordable anti-retroviral medicines (ARVS), which concluded that the high price of second and third line drugs for HIV was a major barrier to access to HIV treatment. The report was successful in mobilising political support for the Medicines Patent Pool, and in highlighting the “Treatment time bomb” which exists as people in developing countries switch from first line HIV treatment to more expensive second and third line drugs.

APPG on HIV and AIDS condemns the Ugandan Government Anti-Homosexuality Bill

24th February 2014

APPG on HIV and AIDS condemns the Ugandan Government Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Today President Museveni signed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill into Ugandan law. The Bill will intensify anti-homosexuality legislation in Uganda, threatening life-sentences in jail to those who are found to have had homosexual sex (or “aggravated homosexuality”) and imprisoning those who are seen to “aid and abet” homosexuality in any way. This means it is now a criminal offence for a person not to report a family member, friend or neighbour for "homosexual behavior and related practices" and also applies to those in authority.

Immigration Bill Could Undermine HIV/AIDS Diagnoses In Immigrant Communities

10th October 2013

Immigration Bill Could Undermine HIV/AIDS Diagnoses In Immigrant Communities

Responding to the publication of the Immigration Bill today, which will require immigration checks before anyone can access a GP, the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV/AIDs has warned it could pose serious risks to public health and the spread of HIV/AIDs in the UK.

All-Party Groups welcome UK Governments contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

20th September 2013

All-Party Groups welcome UK Governments contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

The UK’s pledge of xxx to support the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria represents a fantastic commitment by the UK government to lead the global fight against three of the world’s deadliest diseases. We congratulate the government on its ambitious pledge, and applaud their determination to rally international support behind one of the most successful global health efforts in history.

Taking Stock: Commissioning & the New Public Health System, 6 Months in

Joint Event
APPG on HIV/AIDS and APPG on Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK)

October 2013
Committee Room 1
House of Lords

Following the implementation in April 2013 of public health aspects of the Health and Social Care Bill, a range of bodies, including Local Authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups, and the NHS Commissioning Board have formally taken on new commissioning responsibilities for sexual health and treatment and care around HIV and AIDS. This meeting will explore emerging concerns that the purported fracturing of commissioning is leading to the Government’s vision of integrated care to take a step backwards, including the splitting of sexual health and HIV services. It will also seek to address such concerns by highlighting best practice of successful integrated commissioning practice in sexual health and HIV.