British MP becomes first to reveal to parliament that he has HIV

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British MP becomes first to reveal to parliament that he has HIV

In the video, he said: "To show our support for the children of Lesotho [where Sentebale works] and help reduce the stigma for all those affected by HIV, we are turning this World AIDS Day into a day in which no one should feel any shame about their secrets".

Lloyd Russell Moyle, a 32-year-old Labour MP representing Brighton, said he couldn't "keep quiet any more" that he was living with the virus - which he contracted when he was 22.

Next year it will be ten years since I became HIV positive. Etched into much of the public's memory as a death sentence, HIV conjures images of gravestones and a life marked by tragedy.

He added: "Those who have HIV or who have recently been diagnosed should know that they are free to pursue every aspect of public life without hindrance".

Labour's leader Jeremy Corbyn called his speech "brave" and "moving". I know the whole Labour Party is proud of him. HIV testing is important to facilitate treatment and ensuring that all people living with HIV can lead healthy and productive lives.

"We are anxious about treatment not being available as regular as it should".

"In two days time, on World AIDS day, I will stand with my community to mourn the losses of those who have died of AIDS".

"My name. might appear in tomorrow's newspapers as a result of course of being the first MP to declare themselves HIV positive in this chamber", he said.

Russell-Moyle is the second British Member of Parliament (MP) to have been diagnosed with HIV.

As we celebrate PEPFAR's 15 anniversary and commemorate World AIDS Day, we urge everyone to get an HIV test.

Clinical sexual health nurse Gary Wright says Central Queensland's on-the-ball approach to sexual health is behind the elimination of HIV diagnoses.

The reduction has been attributed to the success in HIV prevention efforts among men with have sex with men, with PHE citing increased condom use, frequent HIV testing, and the use of HIV-prevention drugs (PrEP).

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