HIV Prevention Innovation Fund Parliamentary Launch

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.

APPG hosts high-level panel on the impacts of HIV on women and girls.

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.

APPG launches inquiry into the impacts of the Heath & Social Care Act (2012)

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.