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Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (17 November 2014)

Latest estimate of the number of men, women and children around the world who have contracted HIV – Lord Fowler. Oral Questions; 2:30 pm

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Disease Control (29 October 2014)

Desmond Swayne: ...EDCTP-funded research were used by WHO to develop treatment guidelines for children. This resulted in the first fixed-dose combination antiretroviral drug being made available for a large number of HIV-infected children.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Blood Diseases (27 October 2014)

Jane Ellison: In the last two years, the Department has met with the Haemophilia Society about haemophilia services, grant funding for the Society and support for haemophiliacs infected or affected by HIV and/or hepatitis C through historic treatment with NHS-supplied blood products. The Department has met with the Hepatitis C Trust about hepatitis C services, grant funding for the Trust and support...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Blood: Contamination (27 October 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Diana Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to make provisions for counselling for those who contracted HIV and hepatitis C following treatment with NHS-supplied blood products and their families and dependants beyond the 2013-14 financial year.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Blood: Contamination (27 October 2014)

Jane Ellison: As at 22 October 2014, there are 532 individuals with bleeding disorders in receipt of at least one regular non-discretionary ex-gratia payment from MFET Ltd or Skipton Fund Ltd, for their HIV or Hepatitis C infection respectively. The Department has not made an estimate of those eligible for regular non-discretionary ex-gratia payments who have not to date applied for such payments. In...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Blood: Contamination (27 October 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Diana Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people who contracted HIV and hepatitis C following treatment with NHS-supplied blood products signed waivers renouncing their rights to press charges against the Department for Health in the 1980s and 1990s; and how many such individuals are alive.

Medical Innovation Bill [HL]: Committee (24 October 2014)

Lord Blencathra: ...will have failed. I hope that we can include off-label treatments. I am obviously not an expert but I am deeply interested—I declare that interest as a patient—in the cocktails of drugs that seem to be available. For many treatments—it is the same for HIV and many others— there is no magic pill about to come on the market that will fix them. However, doctors have...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health Services (24 October 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Baroness Suttie: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to implement a national outreach service for diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV and diabetes for areas with high health inequalities.

Malawi — Question for Short Debate (23 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Northover: ...Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, UK-based NGOs, and regional programmes. United Kingdom support creates educational opportunities for girls and boys, supplies life-saving drugs to the health sector, tackles undernutrition in young children and in people living with HIV, and provides vital inputs to farmers. The noble Lord, Lord Collins, mentioned several of those areas. We are...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment: Haemophilia (23 October 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Diana Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) haemophiliacs, (b) haemophiliacs with hepatitis C, (c) haemophiliacs with HIV and (d) haemophiliacs with both HIV and hepatitis C have been assessed for eligibiity for the personal independence payment following transfer from the disability living allowance; and how many have been assessed as eligible for personal independence...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Haemophilia (23 October 2014)

Diana Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) haemophiliacs, (b) haemophiliacs with hepatitis C, (c) haemophiliacs with HIV and (d) haemophiliacs with both HIV and hepatitis C have been initially migrated from income support or incapacity benefit to employment and support allowance; how many such decisions to migrate have been overturned on appeal; how many of those...

Bill Presented: Blood Donation (Equality) (22 October 2014)

Michael Fabricant: ...today. It was a killer without mercy. I know what it was like. A young friend of mine in his early 30s, once fit and active, died in 1992 from this awful disease. Thankfully, times have moved on. Today, HIV/AIDS is labelled as a chronic illness and is no longer the killer it once was. Huge advances in medicine and treatments mean that a diagnosis is not a death sentence, but something that...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health Services: Overseas Aid (21 October 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Baroness Suttie: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the World Health Organization Recommended Activities for tuberculosis and HIV integration are currently employed within (1) bilateral tuberculosis programmes, and (2) bilateral HIV programmes.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health Services: Overseas Aid (21 October 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Baroness Suttie: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the Department for International Development spent on the relief of (1) HIV, (2) tuberculosis, and (3) malaria, in 2013, including commitments to the Global Fund.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Blood: Contamination (21 October 2014)

Jane Ellison: ...respective Trustees. People who are unhappy with the level of the payments they receive from any of these bodies can take it up with the relevant body. To establish eligibility in respect of HIV infection, claimants are required to provide as much relevant information as they have available, which is then considered by the Department. To establish eligibility in respect of hepatitis...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Blood: Contamination (21 October 2014)

Jane Ellison: The funding for the system of financial support for people infected with HIV and hepatitis C as a result of treatment with NHS supplied blood or blood products, is at the discretion of the four UK Health Departments. The Department of Health is the sole funder of MFET Ltd, the Macfarlane Trust and the Eileen Trust. All four UK Health Departments provide funding for the Skipton Fund and Caxton...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Blood: Contamination (21 October 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Diana Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people who contracted HIV following treatment with NHS-supplied blood products from the 1970s to the early 1990s have also contracted (a) Stage 1 Hepatitis C and (b) Stage 2 Hepatitis C.

Antibiotic Resistance — [Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] (15 October 2014)

Iain McKenzie: ...riskier, as would treatments that suppress the immune system, such as chemotherapy or organ transplant. We can take steps right now. As I said, basic hygiene has reduced MRSA infection rates by up to 80%. The use of condoms can of course prevent STDs as well as HIV. We can reduce antibiotic use, and advise doctors to be frugal in their prescribing to help avoid resistance developing. We...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Death Certificates (15 October 2014) See 2 other results from this answer

Cheryl Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on how many death certificates HIV has been mentioned in each year since 1985.

Written Answers — Department of Health: HIV Infection (15 October 2014)

Cheryl Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the development of a patient experience survey for HIV has been considered as part of NHS England's review of patient experience.

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