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International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill: Second Reading (23 January 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

Baroness Barker: ...commitment today. We know and understand that the issues with which we are dealing are international issues. As noble Lords know, I come from a health background. Public health is now an international matter. Tackling HIV and AIDS, malaria and resistance to TB and antibiotics can no longer be done on a country-by-country basis. The noble Lord, Lord Fowler, and I attended a dinner a few...

Opposition Day — [14th Allotted Day]: National Health Service (21 January 2015)

Gerald Kaufman: ...28 March. He is going through hell, and he will go through two more months of hell before he is seen, let alone treated. Again and again we get such cases. There was a recent debate and meeting about blood diseases. I have a constituent who has a blood disease. He has HIV and is making no progress at all. It is heartbreaking to read such letters, but it is far more heartbreaking to live...

Written Answers — House of Lords: HIV Infection (21 January 2015)

Lord Smith of Finsbury: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the reasons for their decision to reduce funding for the national HIV prevention programme in England by half for the year commencing in April 2015; and what plans they have for the programme from 2016 onwards.

Health: Human Papilloma Virus — Question for Short Debate (20 January 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Earl Howe: ...consideration of the evidence, the JCVI published for consultation provisional advice that a targeted HPV vaccination programme should be introduced for MSM aged between 16 and 40 years attending genitourinary medicine and HIV clinics. The JCVI consultation ended on 7 January 2015 and we await the committee’s final advice on this matter. The JCVI’s HPV sub-committee is also...

Written Answers — House of Lords: HIV Infection (20 January 2015)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether funding for the national HIV prevention programme will be reduced from April 2015, and if so, by how much. To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultation has taken place about the possibility of a reduction in funding for the national HIV prevention programme. To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Blood: Contamination (16 January 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of deaths caused by infection with HIV or hepatitis C through exposure to contaminated blood and blood products.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Blood: Contamination (16 January 2015)

Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has received any adverse notifications from the Penrose Inquiry relating to people in Scotland infected with hepatitis C and HIV acquired from exposure to contaminated blood and blood products.

Developing World: Maternal and Neonatal Mortality — Question for Short Debate (15 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Collins of Highbury: ..., adolescents and children from poor and marginalised communities are being left behind. Noble Lords have referred to the fact that nearly 800 women die every day in pregnancy and childbirth, and HIV/AIDS remains the leading cause of death for women aged between 15 and 44. With little control over their lives, millions of adolescent girls are forced into early marriage, putting them at...

[Sir David Amess in the Chair] — Backbench Business — NHS Specialised Services (15 January 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Jamie Reed: ...with relatively common illnesses and diseases regularly depend upon specialised services. Those conditions and services include, but are by no means limited to, epilepsy, haemophilia, many cancers, HIV and cystic fibrosis. The list also includes fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilisation. The hon. Member for St Austell and Newquay gave a much more detailed list. The issue not only...

Business of the House: Contaminated Blood (15 January 2015) See 15 other results from this debate

Jane Ellison: ...is extremely important to remember that the system makes an enormous difference to the lives of many beneficiaries. To date, more than 365 million in support has been paid to more than 5,000 people in the UK affected by HIV and hepatitis C and their families. Through the reforms made in January 2011, which some Members have mentioned, the Government have improved the system of...

HIV — Question (15 January 2015) See 13 other results from this debate

Lord Fowler: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the proportion of people living with HIV who are undiagnosed.

National Health Service — Motion to Take Note (8 January 2015)

Baroness Jay of Paddington: ...—a staggering 69% of the new contracts agreed. In my estimation, that must lead to enormous fragmentation and great difficulty in achieving national goals. In particular, I draw noble Lords’ attention to very real problems in delivering good sexual health and HIV prevention and treatment services under this new system. In recent months, as the noble Lord, Lord Fowler, has just...

Late Stage Hepatitis C (6 January 2015)

Stephen Pound: ...simply to endure while receiving the treatment. The treatment cycle for the new treatments lasts 12 to 14 weeks, which is quite incredible and much more attainable. We reckon that 10% of people who are HIV-positive also have hepatitis C, and the new course of treatment is particularly effective in those cases. Patients will almost certainly continue their course of treatment if it is...

Written Answers — House of Lords: HIV Infection (6 January 2015)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans are in place for the national HIV prevention programme beyond April 2016.

Serious Crime Bill [Lords] (5 January 2015)

Fiona Mactaggart: ...short term it can cause shock, open sores, cysts and keloid scarring, among some of the less severe physical impacts. Sometimes the same knife or instrument is used to cut many girls without being sterilised, making the girls vulnerable to HIV infection. Girls who have been infibulated are likely to have trouble passing urine, as the urethra may be obstructed and urine cannot escape...

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: UK Ebola Preparedness (5 January 2015)

Jeremy Hunt: ...of the local health system. One particular challenge is that the entire health system in Sierra Leone is now focused on Ebola, raising the risk of other diseases, such as malaria, tuberculosis and HIV, killing more people even than Ebola. Strong local health care systems are an important long-term insurance policy to ensure that countries can deal with infectious diseases.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Blood: Contamination (5 January 2015)

Jane Ellison: Work on what can be done to improve the system of support for those affected by HIV or hepatitis C through historic treatment with NHS supplied blood or blood products is ongoing. We also wish to consider the final report of Lord Penrose’s Public Inquiry in Scotland before making a statement on the way forward.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Prisons: Health Services (5 January 2015)

Stephen McCabe: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time is for prisoners in England between referral and commencement of treatment for (a) hepatitis C and (b) HIV.

Written Answers — Department of Health: HIV Infection (18 December 2014)

Luciana Berger: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding has been agreed for the HIV prevention programme for how many years following the end of the current contract; on what basis the future of that programme was decided; what consultation process was undertaken; and if he will make a statement.

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