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