2014 Events

Report Claims Profits Are Being Put Before People With HIV

PRESS RELEASE 1st December 2014

APPG: Millions With HIV Are Being “Denied” Treatment

According to a report launched today by a cross-party group of parliamentarians on HIV and AIDS, millions of people living with the condition are still not accessing life-saving treatment in developing countries.

The report, “Access Denied”, highlights that millions of people living with HIV are still not able to access life-saving treatment due to:

Politicians of all parties pledge to tackle HIV under the next government

PRESS RELEASE 27 November 2014

Politicians of all parties pledge to tackle HIV under the next government
Westminster, 27 November 2014

Access Denied Report

Report of the Inquiry of the All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS into access to medicines in the developing world December 2014

‘Defining leadership to tackle HIV’
Wednesday 26 November

Committee Room 10, House of Commons

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

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.

Access Denied
Monday 1st December 2014

IPU Room (off Westminster Hall)
House of Commons

Pamela Nash MP and STOPAIDS

The APPG On HIV and AIDS Report Launch of the Inquiry into Access to Medicines

Invite you to the launch of ‘Access Denied’: Report of the Inquiry of the All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS into access to medicines in the developing world December 2014.

Invite you to the launch of ‘Access Denied’: Report of the Inquiry of the All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS into access to medicines in the developing world December 2014.

Event Format: Panel discussion followed by drinks reception

‘No One Should Leave The Clinic Hungry’
Tues 14 th September 2014

Grimmond Room
Portcullis House

Public Event Notice

Ensuring the existence of specialist HIV social care, support and welfare services that underpin biomedical interventions, ensure clinical outcomes and maintain quality of life for people living with HIV in the UK

The All Party Parliamentary Group and Counterpoint Policy Alliance invite you to an event to discuss the impact of welfare reform upon people living with HIV.

Patient empowerment:

For better quality, more sustainable health services globally

A report by the All Party Parliamentary Groups on Global Health; HIV/AIDs; Population, Development and Reproductive Health; Global Tuberculosis; and Patient and Public Involvement in Health and Social Care

This report takes a global perspective on an issue that concerns us all, wherever we live: whether healthcare is something that is done ‘to’ us or ‘with’ us.

HIV And Stigma: The Media Challenge

The Media Challenge

Huge progress is being made in tackling HIV, yet one fundamental obstacle remains: stigma. It’s clear to all commentators that eradicating the shame related to HIV is a priority; what’s less clear is how you go about achieving this change.

Stigma manifests itself in numerous ways and the result is that many people are reluctant to come forward for HIV counselling, testing and treatment and are much less likely to take the appropriate medication. The stark consequence of this is that incidence rates are far higher than they should be.

HIV And Stigma: The Media Challenge

Tuesday 2nd September 2014
6:00 – 8:00 pm
CPA Room (off Westminster Hall), House of Commons

Key findings from the research will be presented, followed by a panel discussion and a drinks reception.

Financing the Fight: Reaching the Tipping Point Against HIV, TB and Malaria

A joint meeting of the APPGs (Malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS)
Tuesday 10th June
5pm,
Committee Room 10,
Committee Corridor

Speakers will include:

Halfway to World AIDS Day’ parliamentary meeting on HIV testing
<strong>Tuesday 8th July 2014</strong>

Tuesday 8th July 2014
2:45 - 3:45pm
Committee Room 10
House of Commons

  • Baroness Gould of Potternewton (Chair)
  • Norman Lamb MP (TBC), Minister of State for Care and Support
  • Andy Burnham MP (TBC), Shadow Secretary of State for Health
  • Dr Kay Nolan, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
  • Prof Jane Anderson, Public Health England
  • Dr Michael Brady, Terrence Higgins Trust
Improving Sexual Health Outcomes for Men Who Have Sex With Men

Tuesday 8th July 2014
5.30 – 7.00pm,
Committee Room 4A,
House of Lords

Please RSVP to Harry Walker
harryw@fpa.org.uk

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.

Pamela Nash MP welcomes the Government’s moves to remove outdated legislation

15th August 2013

Chair of the HIV/AIDS APPG Pamela Nash MP welcomes the Government’s moves to remove outdated legislation for people living with HIV but says there is still a long way to go to reduce the stigma attached to living with HIV.

Chair of HIV/AIDs APPG Pamela Nash MP welcomes Global Fund announcement

23rd September 2013

Subject: Press release: Chair of HIV/AIDs APPG Pamela Nash MP welcomes Global Fund announcement

Pamela Nash MP welcomes today’s announcement that the Government will be committing £1 billion to the Global Fund which will ensure millions more lives will be saved from TB, Malaria and HIV.

The Challenge of Drug Resistance

A joint meeting of the APPGs (Malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS)
February 2013

Committee Room 14
Westminster

The meeting will focus on the problem of resistance in infectious diseases and strategies for prevention.

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.

STOPAIDS Campaign Annual Student Stop AIDS Campaign Speaker Tour

February 2014
6:00 – 7:30pm
Committee Room 15
House of Commons

Chaired by Caroline Lucas MP