Press Releases 2016
APPG: ‘People living with HIV are being denied the right to vital services which could lead to a significant public health failure in the not so distant future’
According to a report launched today by a group of cross-party Parliamentarians on HIV and AIDS, vital services for people living with HIV in the UK are under threat because of changes made under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV & AIDS and MP for Finchley & Golders Green, Mike Freer, has said he is pleased that the Court of Appeal has ruled NHS England have the legal power to Commission PrEP.
Following the Court’s decision in May 2016, which ruled NHS England had the powers to fund PrEP, health bosses manoeuvred to block the decision through the Court of Appeal.
On Wednesday 11th May the APPG launched the The People Living with HIV UK Stigma Index report in Parliament. Stephen Doughty MP, Vice Chair of the Group hosted the event which saw more than 2 year’s of collaboration between Public Health England and the HIV community, supported by the FPA. The report outlines in detail the stigma that continues to affect people living with HIV in the UK.