The All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV & AIDS welcomes the Government’s announcement last week of a public inquiry into the acquisition of HIV and other blood-borne viruses through blood and plasma transfusions in the 1970s and 1980s.
The APPG on HIV & AIDS will be holding its inaugural meeting of this Parliament (its Annual General Meeting) on Wednesday 5 July, 13.15-14.00 in Portcullis House.
This meeting is an opportunity for the membership to meet for the first time after the election, elect and reelect officers and accept assets and/or liabilities from its predecessor in the last parliament.
The meeting is for members of the Houses of Commons and Lords. Information about upcoming public events will be made available when it becomes available.
On Thursday 21 April, members of the APPG from both sides of the chamber, joined with Virendra Sharma MP to discuss the challenges facing the development and accessibility of innovation in the fight against infectious diseases globally.
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.