Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 in Get Involved
Join us in challenging local candidates to pledge their support for people living with and affected by HIV. The general election is a crucial opportunity to raise the profile of HIV; please add your voice to our campaign.
We have come a long way since the 1980s. While stigma and discrimination remain, HIV is now a long term condition and individuals are living with HIV into old age. HIV affects individuals of all ages with 95% of people living with HIV of working age. HIV treatment in the UK is excellent, but not everyone living with HIV is doing well. The number of people diagnosed with HIV each year remains high and far too many people are diagnosed late. Services which help people living with HIV manage their condition are facing continued funding cuts.
We have come so far. We cannot stop now.
We are calling on the next Government to:
*The general election is electing MPs to the House of Commons, from across the UK. The House of Commons legislates for health and social care, and education, in England only. The devolved Governments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland legislate in these areas.
It’s time to pile on the pressure; will your local candidates stand with people affected by HIV?
There are some easy ways you can help put HIV on the agenda in this election.
Don’t forget to let us know how your local candidates responded. Email HIVactivist.firstname.lastname@example.org