Purdah update from APPG on HIV & AIDS

As Parliament has been dissolved there are no Members of Parliament and as such the All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV & AIDS has no status as an APPG until 8 June 2017.

The APPG is prevented from making public comment, holding events, undertaking research or issuing communications, or allowing others to do so in its name. Groups are also strictly prohibited from any sort of campaigning the run-up to the 2017 general election.

The All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS campaigns to keep HIV on the political agenda and its work will continue after the election.

Welcome to the APPG on HIV & AIDS

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS is a backbench cross-Party group of MPs and Peers in the UK Parliament at Westminster.

MPs and Peers who have joined the Group have done so because we are concerned about both the devastation that HIV and AIDS are causing in developing countries and about their impact here in the UK including in our constituencies.

There are almost 37 million people in the world living with HIV, the majority of whom still cannot get access to life-saving treatment. Here in the UK there are over 100,000 people living with HIV, thousands of whom are still undiagnosed. Until they know about their infection, they too cannot benefit from treatment.

Call for evidence for APPG inquiry on key populations and women and girls in middle-income and transitioning countries

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV & AIDS recognises that a high proportion of people living with HIV live in middle-income countries (MICs) and the vast majority are projected to do so by 2020, coinciding with the UNAIDS 90-90-90 target deadline. In many middle-income countries, key populations and women and girls are disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS, yet the Group has heard concerns from civil society that key populations and women and girls are being left behind by services as donor governments withdraw from middle-income countries.

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