HIV and World AIDS Day

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:49 pm on 29th November 2018.

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Photo of Eddie Hughes Eddie Hughes Conservative, Walsall North 3:49 pm, 29th November 2018

I just want to say briefly how fortunate I feel I am to have been walking past the Chamber, seen that there was this debate and taken the opportunity to come in. My first wife was a nurse, and I remember when she came home from work—I think 27 years ago—having just treated her first AIDS case, and we were both scared. Since then, the treatment of it and the understanding and appreciation of it in society have changed so dramatically. I realise now, having heard the speech of Lloyd Russell-Moyle, that there is still some way to go for those who are hesitant about telling new friends and acquaintances, but it felt like a genuine privilege to have been here to hear him speak, so I thank him very much.