PM calls for HIV awareness

Prime Minister David Cameron has marked World Aids Day with an appeal for more people to become educated about HIV and Aids. Figures suggest almost 25,000 people living in Britain who have the virus are unaware they have been infected.

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Tatchell: 'UK HIV strategy is failing gay and bisexual men'

Veteran LGBT activist Peter Tatchell has said that the UK government is failing gay and bisexual men on HIV.

In a statement Mr Tatchell said;

"Quite clearly, the UK government’s HIV strategy is flawed. It is failing gay and bisexual men. Ministers have dropped the ball. They’re complacent.

Moreover, too many gay and bisexual are not taking HIV seriously and not getting regular check ups."

Peter Tatchell Credit: PA

Mr Tatchell went on to say;

"We can’t carry on with the current rate of new gay and straight HIV infections. It’s straining the NHS during a period of austerity and, more importantly, turning too many people’s lives upside down."

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