Press Releases 2015
On the 1st December the All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV & AIDS will host a parliamentary panel discussion exploring the need to reach the most marginalised in order to end AIDS by 2030. The panel will include Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development Baroness Verma, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development Diane Abbott MP and will hear directly from young people affected by HIV, Alexa Dominich, Chan Aye San and Cristian Sanduescu.
Committee Room 21, Houses of Parliament
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV & AIDS is hosting a panel discussion to mark World AIDS Day on the 1st December.
The event will focus on the need to reach the most vulnerable and marginalised in society to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV & AIDS today hosted a parliamentary event to mark the launch of the HIV Prevention Innovation Fund on the 18th November in the Houses of Parliament. The event was hosted by Mike Freer MP, Chair of the APPG on HIV and AIDS with contributions from Public Health Minister, Jane Ellison MP and Owen Brigstock-Barron Public Health England.
Churchill Room, House of Commons
The All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS is hosting a Parliamentary event to mark the launch of the HIV Prevention Innovation Fund. The fund is providing £500,000 to seven new innovative local HIV Prevention projects.
The launch event will also see the publication of Public Health England’s HIV in the UK 2015 Report (Part 2) and an announcement on the first National HIV Self Sampling Service which aims to deliver up to 50,000 HIV home sampling kits annually across England.
On the 4th November the All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV & AIDS hosted a productive parliamentary panel discussion exploring the need to address HIV & AIDS to improve the lives of women and girls. The panel included DFID Minister Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, President Obama’s Ambassador on HIV & AIDS, Deborah Birx, UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director Luis Loures and Luisa Orza, a prominent activist.
Committee Room 17, House of Commons
Joint event with STOPAIDS
The APPG on HIV & AIDS is hosting a panel discussion with Deborah Birx, US Ambassador responsible for PEPFAR and the Rt Hon Grant Shapps Minister for International Development exploring why an end to AIDS is a crucial step in improving the lives of women and girls.
The All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV & AIDS has launched an inquiry into the impacts of the Health & Social Care Act (2012) on HIV services in England. The inquiry is in response to concerns raised by patient groups and service providers that the introduction of the act, in April 2013, has resulted in fragmentation of HIV services, blurred responsibility for standards and created geographical differences in service quality and availability.
The final report of the Penrose Inquiry into Hepatitis C and HIV acquired infection from NHS treatment was published on the 25th March 2015. The report is unlikely to bring comfort to those infected or to the families of lost loved ones but may at the very least provide an insight into the reasons why this tragedy occurred.
People living with HIV in the UK are invited to participate in this study.
The study aims to identify how people living with HIV in the UK experience HIV-related stigma and discrimination, and to describe the ways in which this stigma affects them.