Rob Wilson commits to meeting the challenge of HIV
9th October 2008
Reading East MP, Rob Wilson, joined national charity NAT (National AIDS Trust) to mark the charity’s 21st birthday.
Today, more people than ever before are living with HIV in the UK and new infections continue, yet public knowledge about HIV is lower than it was 10 years ago. More than 20 years after HIV first appeared in the UK people living with the virus continue to face discrimination.
Rob said, “I was proud to join NAT to mark 21 years of tackling HIV in the UK. With over 80,000 people living with HIV, we must do more to raise awareness about the virus in the UK. This is important to stop new infections but also to tackle the stigma and prejudice that many people living with HIV face in our community.”
The occasion was marked by the launch of a new report ‘HIV: All Grown Up?’ which analyses the UK’s response to HIV in 2008 and sets out the challenges that remain.
People from Reading East can get involved by joining in the 21st World AIDS Day on the 1st December. To find out more visit www.worldaidsday.org