U.K. DFID Must Continue To Fund Global HIV/AIDS Efforts, HIV-Positive MP Says
Devex: DFID needs to keep pushing on AIDS, says HIV-positive MP
“The United Kingdom’s aid department must put more resources into fighting HIV/AIDS or risk seeing global progress backslide, according to politician Lloyd Russell-Moyle, who stood up in the House of Commons and revealed he was HIV-positive late last year. The Labour member of parliament, who sits on the International Development Committee — the parliamentary group that scrutinizes aid spending — said that while his decision to go public about his status was prompted by concerns about HIV treatment in the U.K., he is also worried that tackling the virus overseas is no longer a priority for the country’s aid bosses…” (Edwards, 1/9).
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