British MP shares that he's HIV positive in powerful speech in parliament

A student signs a banner at an on-campus AIDS awareness event

A student signs a banner at an on-campus AIDS awareness event

Scientists say using these tools, educating people and getting more people into treatment will reduce stigma, and then, when a vaccine comes along, we can finally put an end to AIDS.

The target, comprised of no new HIV transmission, no more death from AIDS and no more discrimination against people living with AIDS (ODHA) by 2030, was released by Indonesian Health Ministry on Saturday to mark World AIDS Day.

Dr Stephen Baird, GP and Chair, Lincolnshire East CCG, said: "Several thousand people are still diagnosed with HIV across the United Kingdom every year". He was diagnosed HIV positive more than a decade ago, but for a long time he hid his diagnosis and didn't seek treatment. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.

Subsidized HIV testing kits available in campus vending machines cost less than five dollars
Subsidized HIV testing kits available in campus vending machines cost less than five dollars

Globally there are an estimated 34 million people who have the virus.

About AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, now provides medical care and/or services to over one million people in 42 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe.

He added: "Those who have HIV or who have recently been diagnosed should know that they are free to pursue every aspect of public life without hindrance". He is the second MP to disclose that he is living... He also said declaring the illness was his "duty as a Member of Parliament".


Russell-Moyle, the MP for Brighton Kemptown since the 2017 election, told the Commons he had been HIV positive for 10 years, since he was 22. Former Labour cabinet minister Chris Smith revealed his status in 2005. And I said, 'Actually, I don't think I'm ready to do this yet'.

The CDC really needs to be more careful and inclusive in its statements and policies on HIV and AIDS, Weinstein concluded. In the UK, HIV diagnoses are falling meaning the spread of the virus is slowing down.

The head of a Chinese AIDS support group expressed deep regret Friday for helping a scientist recruit participants for a controversial experiment claiming to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies.


Knowing your HIV status also enables people to make informed decisions about HIV prevention options, including services to prevent children from becoming infected with HIV, male and female condoms, harm reduction services for people who inject drugs, voluntary medical male circumcision and pre-exposure and post-exposure prophylaxis.


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