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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

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...

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

Michael Fabricant: 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.

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...

Ebola — Statement (13 October 2014)

Lord Fowler: ...the inadequate and underfinanced health systems in so many parts of Africa? Would that not be to the benefit of tackling not just Ebola but other life-threatening conditions such as malaria, TB and HIV/AIDS?

Business of the House: Ebola (13 October 2014)

Jeremy Hunt: ...millennium development goals have been successful in making a start on the process of reducing health inequalities. We can see that in other areas, such as the provision of antiretroviral drugs to HIV-positive patients in Africa, and that has been completely transformed in the past decade. But he is right: while some countries have highly underdeveloped health care systems, the risk of...

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill (12 September 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Stephen Doughty: ...Vision, with support from the UK Government. That contrast—between the absolute rich at the one end and the privileges we enjoy in this country, and the people, many of them suffering diseases, including HIV/AIDS, queuing up for food in the hot sun—has stuck with me for the rest of my life.

Written Answers — Health: Blood: Contamination (12 September 2014)

Jane Ellison: The Department provides funding only to the five financial support schemes which provide support to people infected with HIV and/or hepatitis C as a result of treatment with contaminated national health service supplied blood or blood products. The Macfarlane Trust, the Eileen Trust and the Caxton Foundation are given an annual budget allocation and are required to operate within the budget...

Written Answers — Health: Disease Control (9 September 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that the decrease in incidence of (a) HIV, (b) tuberculosis and (c) malaria continues.

Written Answers — Health: Pregnant Women: Screening (3 September 2014)

Daniel Poulter: ...issues. It will continue to keep all antenatal screening programmes under review and will advise further when appropriate. All pregnant women are offered screening for thalassaemia, hepatitis B, HIV, rubella susceptibility and syphilis. A test for sickle cell is offered if the fetus is identified of being at higher risk of this condition. All pregnant women are also offered ultrasound...

Written Answers — Health: HIV Infection: Screening (2 September 2014)

Jim Fitzpatrick: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to implement a national screening plan for HIV.

Scottish Parliament: Welfare (13 August 2014)

Kevin Stewart: ..., because the member’s side will not give way. I turn to remarks that other groups have made about the welfare reforms. The report “Welfare Reform in Scotland: The impact on people living with HIV and viral hepatitis”, by HIV Scotland and Hepatitis Scotland, states: “The reforms are causing significant uncertainty and anxiety, worsening the mental and physical...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland and Malawi (5 August 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Patricia Ferguson: ...with the charity 500 miles. It has refurbished part of the former town hall in Lilongwe to transform it into a public health clinic, including an optician’s and a dental suite. It has also built an HIV-AIDS clinic at Chikwawa district hospital. Each of those facilities is making a real difference to the lives of local people. Perhaps the most inspiring example of all is the Malawi...

Women: Equality and Advancement — Question for Short Debate (22 July 2014)

Baroness Thornton: ...The document called for the elimination and prevention of violence and for the prosecution of perpetrators. The Vatican was present at this convention and would certainly have much preferred that our fight against HIV/AIDS was done on the basis of abstention and not the use of condoms, but I am happy to say that its view did not prevail. The document also called on Governments to address...

[Mr Adrian Sanders in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Refugee Camps (22 July 2014)

Jim Shannon: ...the Danish Refugee Council went to the Ifo camp in Dadaab to train men in the prevention of and response to sexual and gender-based violence. In the Ifo 2 camp, the Kenya Red Cross held sessions for adolescent girls on issues of HIV/AIDS, early marriage, forced marriage and female genital mutilation. Although that work is commendable, the fact that such training and sessions are necessary...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Developing Countries: HIV Infection (17 July 2014)

Baroness Gould of Potternewton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are addressing (1) the impact of HIV/AIDS on women in developing countries; and (2) barriers to women accessing safe sexual choices and healthcare.

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