‘Defining leadership to tackle HIV’

A World AIDS Day event from the APPG on HIV & AIDS and Halve It

Wednesday 26 November
14:30 - 17:30

Committee Room 10, House of Commons

World AIDS Day is the one day in the calendar when people living with HIV, advocates, clinicians, community organisations and policymakers come together to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. Importantly it provides an annual opportunity to review and redouble our efforts to end the risks associated with undiagnosed and late diagnosed HIV.

Join the APPG on HIV & AIDS and the Halve It coalition’s members and supporters on 26 November to demonstrate UK leadership in HIV testing policy and to support all those living with HIV, every day of the year.

Event programme

14.30–15.30
World AIDS Day panel session: ‘Defining leadership to tackle HIV’

  • Baroness Gould of Potternewton (Chair)
  • Jane Ellison MP, Under-Secretary of State for Public Health (invited)
  • Luciana Ber›ger MP, Shadow Minister for Public Health
  • Baroness Barker of Anagach, Liberal Democrats Health and Social Care Team (invited)

Ahead of the General Election in May 2015, this session will give the health leads from each party an important opportunity to define the nature of leadership in tackling HIV after the next election and answer questions on halving late and undiagnosed HIV posed by an audience of experts.

15:30 - 17:30
Parliamentary drop-in: Pledge signing, photo opportunity and sexual health exhibition

  • Meet Halve It coalition members to discuss the importance of HIV testing in the context of wider HIV and sexual health-related issues: HIV Prevention England, MEDFASH, Positively UK, Terrence Higgins Trust, AHPN, NAT, Naz Project London
  • Sign a pledg›e committing to help the Halve It coalition achieve its goals to halve late diagnosed and undiagnosed HIV, through national and local leadership

Please RSVP to Lorna Baxter at info@halveit.org.uk. We look forward to welcoming you on 26th November.

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