HIV and World AIDS Day

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:38 pm on 29th November 2018.

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Photo of Patrick Grady Patrick Grady SNP Chief Whip 3:38 pm, 29th November 2018

I would like to express, on my own behalf and that of my SNP colleagues who cannot be here, our commendation for the incredibly powerful and moving testimony that Lloyd Russell-Moyle has given. Stephen Doughty is absolutely correct that that speech will be heard not just here, and not just across this country, but around the world. It provides an opportunity to tackle the stigma that is still associated with HIV in so many parts of the world and that prevents people seeking the treatment, or even the diagnosis, that they need, despite all the opportunities and all the funding that is provided. There has to be a change of mindset as well. So we are thoroughly behind what we are hearing today.