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Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Development Framework (Health) (9 April 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Jeremy Lefroy: Great gains have been made under the millennium development goals in the areas of malaria, neglected tropical diseases, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. Can my right hon. Friend reassure me that the goals that we will push for post-2015 will ensure that those gains will be maintained and, indeed, enhanced?

Immigration Bill — Report (2nd Day) (Continued) (3 April 2014)

Baroness Masham of Ilton: ...with Public Health England. This amendment is to do with public health and cost-effectiveness. I declare an interest as an officer of the APPG on Primary Care and Public Health and the groups on HIV and tuberculosis. The purpose of the amendment is to provide an exemption from NHS charges where the cost of imposing and recovering a charge is not cost-effective or where the imposition of a...

Development: Post-2015 Agenda — Question for Short Debate (2 April 2014)

Baroness Northover: ...to agree some simple, powerful objectives: that no one should live on under $1.25 a day; that denying girls an education was not acceptable; and that the terrible scale of deaths from malaria and HIV/AIDS had to be addressed. These things, among others, were targets which, it was agreed, could be tackled together—and the eight millennium development goals were born. I pay tribute to...

LGBT Rights (Uganda) (2 April 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Pamela Nash: ...Stone decided to out gay Ugandans, and in the process it deliberately stoked twisted vigilantism that led ultimately to the murder of David Kato. The David Cairns Foundation, set up in memory of my predecessor chair of the all-party group on HIV and AIDS, has provided immediate financial assistance for a limited number of at-risk individuals to get to a safe place in Uganda following the...

Scottish Parliament: Mental Health (2 April 2014)

Colin Keir: ...leading chronic condition in Europe. I was astounded when I found out that the World Health Organization predicts that depression will be the second-biggest health burden by 2030—second only to HIV/AIDS. Depression is perhaps the problem that I have seen most closely in my family. My father suffered from a degenerative illness in later life and ended up with depression in a big way....

Scottish Parliament: Scotland: A Good Global Citizen (1 April 2014)

Jim Eadie: ...laid out in the white paper, we can be an active and good global citizen. The scale of the global challenges is immense. They include tackling climate change, responding to global pandemics such as HIV/AIDS and taking measures to deal with cybersecurity. That reminds us that—as Christina McKelvie pointed out—all countries, whatever their size, are interdependent. Those...

Written Answers — International Development: Africa (1 April 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many portable kits for diagnosis of (a) HIV and (b) hepatitis her Department has delivered to Africa in each of the last three years.

Written Answers — Health: Opiates (27 March 2014)

Jane Ellison: ...can lead to gangrene and infections. If needles, syringes and other equipment involved in injecting are shared there is the possibility of catching a serious infection like hepatitis B, hepatitis C and/or HIV/AIDS. Mixing any opioid with alcohol, or with other sedatives such as benzodiazepines, makes an overdose more likely, which can lead to a coma or respiratory failure and death. There...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Contaminated Blood (Support for Infected and Bereaved Persons) (24 March 2014)

Tom Clarke: ...treatment—have been infected by contaminated blood and blood products used in their NHS treatment. Ninety-five per cent. of those people were infected with hepatitis C, and 25% were infected with both HIV and hepatitis C. Sadly, of those almost 5,000 people, at least 1,757 have since died from the effects of the viruses. Apart from the obvious impact on health, such conditions have...

[Hugh Bayley in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Commonwealth Day (13 March 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Kerry McCarthy: ...concerns have been expressed to me that the UK’s response has been relatively muted. As my hon. Friend said, serious concerns exist that the law represents a public health threat as NGOs, including international organisations that provide health promotion and HIV/AIDS prevention, may be forced to close to avoid criminal sanctions. In its 2011 report, “Time for Urgent...

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: HIV Infection (13 March 2014)

Diane Abbott: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the Terrence Higgins Trust report on HIV and poverty, published in February 2014, if he will review the effectiveness of the assessment used to decide whether HIV positive people are entitled to the help they need.

Immigration Bill — Committee (4th Day) (Continued) (12 March 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Taylor of Holbeach: ...shortly, and we await it. The Department of Health has already confirmed that it will be exempting certain treatments from charging, including GP and nurse consultations, specified infectious diseases—we have talked about HIV and tuberculosis—and sexually transmitted infections. This will ensure that everyone has unrestricted access to prompt diagnosis and intervention and that...

Immigration Bill — Committee (4th Day) (12 March 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Meacher: ...which present a public health risk. However, public confusion could result in delays in people presenting themselves and therefore in diagnosis. Already in 2012, 47% of adults newly diagnosed with HIV were diagnosed late. I am not sure what percentage of those late diagnoses would be attributable in any way to confusion. Overall, 81% of AIDS-related deaths in England and Wales in 2012 were...

Written Answers — International Development: Uganda (12 March 2014)

Lynne Featherstone: DfID is providing 16.3 million over four years to support an improved HIV prevention response in Uganda, which will include provision for specifically targeting most at risk populations (MARPS).

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Employment Schemes (12 March 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Diane Abbott: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the Terrence Higgins Trust report on HIV and poverty, published in February 2014, if his Department will work with employers and charities to reintroduce unemployed people to work over a longer time frame with staggered changes to their unemployment benefits.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: New Clause 34 — The Health and Social Care Information Centre: restrictions on dissemination of information (11 March 2014)

Daniel Poulter: ...free text notes, which patients may well have shared during consultations with their GPs? In addition, a number of explicit conditions were excluded from those extractions, including issues relating to HIV/AIDS; sexually transmitted infections; termination of pregnancy; in vitro fertilisation treatment; complaints; convictions; imprisonment; and abuse by others. Clear safeguards and...

Written Answers — International Development: Staff (11 March 2014)

Jim Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many full time members of staff in her Department have responsibility for issues related to HIV and AIDS.

Immigration Bill: Committee (3rd Day) (10 March 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Taylor of Holbeach: ...public health as a priority. The Department of Health has confirmed that existing exemptions from NHS overseas visitor charges will remain for treatment of specific infectious diseases; that includes HIV, for example. The Department of Health is considering which groups and treatments should be exempt from NHS overseas visitor charging as part of its wider reform programmes, and we will...

Written Answers — Health: HIV Infection (10 March 2014)

Pamela Nash: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received from the National Screening Committee on evidence for increased routine HIV testing in high prevalence areas.

Written Answers — Health: HIV Infection (10 March 2014)

Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will introduce a patient experience survey for people receiving NHS treatment for HIV.

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