By Our Political Team
Simon Kirby, Member of Parliament for Brighton Kemptown today used a session of Prime Minister’s Questions to quiz PM David Cameron on HIV testing.
Simon, who is the Vice Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV & AIDS, highlighted HIV testing week and the upcoming World Aids Day Sunday 1 December and encouraged the Prime Minister to join him in calling for greater public understanding of HIV & AIDS.
Simon said: “I’m concerned that 1 in 5 people living with HIV in the country are not diagnosed. This week is HIV testing week.
I took an HIV test with the Terrence Higgins Trust to help raise awareness of this issue.”
Simon added: “It is important that action is taken to help tackle the stigma and myths which too often prevent people getting tested.”
In his response the Prime Minister thanked Simon for his persistent campaigning on HIV related issues.
He reaffirmed the Government’s continued commitment to tackling HIV & AIDS both at home and abroad, through mechanisms such as The Global Fund.