The Terrence Higgins Trust, Elton John Aids Foundation and National Aids Trust have launched a campaign to ensure that when the Government publishes its long-awaited HIV Action Plan later this year, it takes the bold and ambitious steps necessary to end domestic cases of HIV within the decade. Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has announced his support for the campaign.

In December 2020, the independent HIV Commission published a report with a set of recommendations that would enable the government to meet the target of eliminating domestic cases of HIV by 2030.

The government agreed to use the report as the basis for its HIV Action Plan Policy, which it has promised to publish in 2021. The Terrence Higgins Trust, Elton John Aids Foundation and National Aids Trust are now calling for the government to meet its promise and include the recommendations of the HIV Commission in its policy.

Andrew Gwynne said: 

’80 new cases of HIV are detected every week in the UK, and it is vital that the recommendations of the HIV Commission are incorporated into the government’s action plan.

 

That’s why I support the Terrence Higgins Trust, Elton John Aids Foundation, and the National Aids Trust in their campaign to ensure that the government meets its promise and delivers a plan that proactively tackles the HIV epidemic.

 

There needs to be cross-party support for a plan that starts the process of ending new cases of HIV and supports those who live with HIV.’

For further information on the campaign visit hivcommision.org.uk

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