Testing Local leadership on HIV
This event brought together MPs in high prevalence areas, with a local constituent and a representative from their PCT. The aim was to inform the PCTs and MPs that BHIVA recommends that they increase testing in their areas; and to kick start the process of local lobbying to tackle undiagnosed HIV. The Chief Medical Officer, Sir Liam Donaldson, was the special guest at the event and called on PCTs to take action to increase testing. Neil Gerrard MP talked about his experience of using Local Authority Overview and Scrutiny Committees to ensure PCTs take the issue seriously. Garry Brough talked from the perspective of a constituent activist.