Halfway to World AIDS Day’ parliamentary meeting on HIV testing

Tuesday 8th July 2014
2:45 - 3:45pm
Committee Room 10
House of Commons

  • Baroness Gould of Potternewton (Chair)
  • Norman Lamb MP (TBC), Minister of State for Care and Support
  • Andy Burnham MP (TBC), Shadow Secretary of State for Health
  • Dr Kay Nolan, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
  • Prof Jane Anderson, Public Health England
  • Dr Michael Brady, Terrence Higgins Trust

It’s halfway to World AIDS Day: 24 hours in the calendar where governments, community organisations and individuals from around the world come together to highlight the global AIDS epidemic. In the UK over 98,400 people live with HIV every day of the year: 22% of these are undiagnosed and 47% are diagnosed late.

Join Baroness Joyce Gould, Norman Lamb MP, Andy Burnham MP, Dr Kay Nolan, Prof Jane Anderson and Dr Michael Brady for a meeting on the role of HIV testing in combating HIV on a local, national and global scale. This event focuses on the recent launch of the NICE local government briefing on HIV testing and the Halve It toolkit for local action on HIV testing, which together provide an invaluable framework for local expansion of HIV testing services. The meeting will begin at 2.45pm in Committee Room 10, and will be part of a day of activities marking Halfway to World AIDS Day. We will be running a sexual health exhibition between 9am and 2.45pm featuring Halve It member organisations, which you are most welcome to attend if you are able to arrive early to the meeting.

Please RSVP to Lorna Baxter at: lorna@halveit.org.uk
We look forward to welcoming you on 8th July.