British MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle: I am HIV Positive

Pearl Mccarthy
December 1, 2018

The 32-year-old, who is the Member for Brighton Kemptown, wanted his statement to help tackle the stigma around HIV and Aids and inform people that advances in treatment meant he lives a totally unaffected life with the virus.

It was part of a campaign to raise awareness and encourage people to know their HIV status.

HIV prevalence rate in Rwanda is at 3 percent since 2005 due to the numerous strategies in place, Jeanine Condo, director general of Rwanda Biomedical Center, said at the ceremony. The report also calls for increased efforts needed to reach the 9.4 million people living with HIV who are not aware they have the virus and the estimated 19.4 million people who do not have suppressed viral loads. In 2017, 1.8 million people were newly infected and more than 40% of those affected still do not have access to treatment.

As the HIV epidemic in the Region expands, we can no longer wait to scale up access to more comprehensive packages for prevention, testing and treatment.

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For this reason, all the people should with a possible risk of infection regularly get tested for HIV, even if you feel healthy. Of new HIV diagnoses in the eastern part of the Region, 59% are reported to be from heterosexual transmission.

"My research and research in this field really shows you have to address the whole person and their needs in order to address HIV as one of their health concerns", Strathdee said.

At the ceremony, condoms and other HIV preventive materials were freely distributed to participants and hundreds of people voluntarily participated in HIV testing. They are connected with healthcare providers to improve treatment uptake, and TCE Field Officers undertake follow-up services at the peoples homes.

Telling MPs the United Kingdom is "at a juncture in the fight against HIV and AIDS", he attacked the government's "reluctance" to make HIV prevention drug PrEP available on the NHS as "disgraceful".

A British politician has been given a standing ovation in the House of Commons after revealing he has been HIV positive for 10 years. In Namibia, the country has achieved success in fighting HIV and AIDS and attaining the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets.

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