The UK AWEPA Section has been active in the All-Party Parliamentary Group( APPG) on HIV and AIDS, a backbench cross-Party group of MPs and Peers in the UK Parliament at Westminster. On 11 December 2014, UK AWEPA members participated in a debate on the progress with the Global Fund for Aids, Malaria and TB programme, held in the House of Lords.
During the debate, the contents of the Report of the Inquiry of the APPG on HIV and AIDS into access to medicines in the developing world, entitled “Access Denied“, were raised and followed by a debate on establishing new Global Development Goals in 2015.
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MPs and Peers who have joined the APPG have done so because they are concerned about both the devastation that HIV and AIDS are causing in developing countries and about their impact in the UK.
There are at least 33 million people in the world living with HIV, the majority of whom still cannot get access to life-saving treatment. In the UK there will soon be 100,000 people living with HIV, thousands of whom are still undiagnosed. Until they know about their infection, they too cannot benefit from treatment.