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  1. Phil Hornby

The Last Word, February 2019

Fifty days to go. Fifty days before we leave the EU. Can a deal - any deal - be achieved before the end of next month?

  • Watch the full programme here:

And HIV/Aids: the Government is dedicated to eradicating transmission before 2030. Is that feasible?

  • The former Health Secretary, now Lord Speaker, tells us it can be done:

To debate all this:

  • Phillip Lee, Conservative member for Bracknell in Berkshire
  • Tim Loughton, Tory MP for East Worthing & Shoreham in Sussex, and
  • Matt Rodda, Labour MP for Reading East

More than 100,000 people in UK live with HIV

More than 100,000 people in the UK are now living with HIV. Six thousand new cases were diagnosed last year.

On World AIDS day, Matt Price has been given rare access to a support centre in Bournemouth for people living with the condition. Have attitudes changed?


Tulips planted in memory and hope on World AIDS Day

Events to mark World AIDS Day were staged across the region yesterday, hoping to raise awareness of the spread of HIV.

More than 35 million people have died from the virus world-wide, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.

Andy Dickenson visited the Sussex Beacon care centre in Brighton and spoke to HIV sufferers David Fray and Ian Wallace, as well as Tabitha Morrison, Clinical Medical Officer.

The Sussex Beacon celebrates turning 21

Video. A unique centre in Sussex helping those affected by HIV is celebrating its 21st anniversary. The Sussex Beacon offers both in-patient treatment and respite care. When it opened, deaths from AIDS were at their peak.

Today, improved drug treatments mean HIV sufferers can survive the condition for many years. But they can still experience stigma and discrimination. Malcolm Shaw reports.