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Scottish Parliament: International Nurses Day (10 May 2017)

Emma Harper: happens everywhere and at every stage of life in Scotland and across the world. The International Council of Nurses presented a paper of case histories about the work that nurses do in different parts of the world, from HIV treatment and care in South Africa, to family partnership for improved maternal care in urban USA, to accessing food aid in Syria, to bariatric perioperative best...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Social Workers: Training (27 Apr 2017)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that social care staff receive the most up-to-date information on HIV during their training.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Education: Sex (27 Apr 2017)

Nicola Blackwood: charities, including Brook and the Family Planning Association in the past five years through the Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development fund. These contracts are for national HIV prevention, specialist sexual health information services and other nationally funded work. Total allocations are: 2012/13: £3,215,362 2013/14: £3,021,434 2014/15:...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Blood: Contamination (27 Apr 2017)

Nicola Blackwood: ...relevant records”. Officials have not been able to identify any of the correspondence referred to or the information it would have contained. However haemophilia centres were alert to the potential of HIV in blood products by 1983.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: HIV Infection: Personal Independence Payment (26 Apr 2017)

Caroline Lucas: ...for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the transition to personal independence payments does not have a disproportionate effect on people aged 50 and over living with HIV.

Written Answers — Department of Health: HIV Infection: Home Care Services (26 Apr 2017)

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what safeguards there are to ensure that people living with HIV are not charged increased fees by residential and domiciliary care providers due to their HIV status.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: HIV Infection (26 Apr 2017)

Baroness Sheehan: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the Department for International Development has spent on bilateral funding for HIV and AIDS programmes in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

Petition - Fairer Funding Formula for School Pupils in Macclesfield Constituency and the Cheshire East Local Authority Area: Contaminated Blood (25 Apr 2017)

Nicola Blackwood: ..., because there has been confusion about it in recent weeks. The consultation response announced on 13 July 2016 introduced for the first time an annual payment for all individuals affected with HIV or chronic hepatitis C through NHS-supplied blood or blood products. The recent consultation, which closed on 17 April 2017, asked for comments on the special category mechanism. This...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Blood: Contamination (24 Apr 2017)

Nicola Blackwood: ...Mechanism, which will benefit a significant proportion of stage 1 beneficiaries, offering them annual payments equivalent to those received by beneficiaries with hepatitis C stage 2 disease or those infected with HIV. We believe this is a fair and reasonable distribution of the available funding, and necessary in order to preserve levels of support provided to beneficiaries including...

State Pensions: Uk Expatriates: Tackling Infectious Diseases (20 Apr 2017)

James Wharton: ...significant. In 2015, 10.4 million people fell ill with TB, and there were 1.4 million deaths. There were 212 million cases of malaria, with over 400,000 deaths. Some 2 million people were infected with HIV, and there were around 37 million people living with HIV and an estimated 1.1 million deaths from AIDS-related diseases. Neglected tropical diseases—a subject on which my hon....

Scottish Parliament: Preventative Health Agenda (18 Apr 2017)

Maree Todd: ...really bold at times, and a recent example that I welcome is the approval of pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP. Scotland has become the first part of the UK to approve a drug that reduces the chance of HIV infection. The daily pill known as PrEP, which has been approved for use in the Scottish NHS by the Scottish Medicines Consortium, reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by more than...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Hepatitis (6 Apr 2017)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: ...An estimate of the proportion of people who inject drugs who are diagnosed can be obtained from the Public Health England survey entitled Data tables of the Unlinked Anonymous Monitoring Survey of HIV and Hepatitis in People Who Inject Drugs. A copy of this survey is attached. In this survey, only around one half of people injecting psychoactive drugs sampled are aware of their HCV...

Neglected Tropical Diseases - Question for Short Debate (3 Apr 2017)

Lord Bates: ...back with them. The noble Viscount, Lord Simon, raised the importance of co-infections. He particularly focused on malaria. The noble Baroness, Lady Masham, referred to TB, and the noble Lord, Lord Collins, referred to collaboration on HIV-TB. We fully understand and stress that these are all very important areas. A key element is the availability of good quality data and the...

Animal Welfare: Easter Adjournment (30 Mar 2017)

Jim Shannon: ...and deficiencies of specific micronutrients, including iron, zinc and vitamins, increase susceptibility to infection. All that happens to people who do not have food. Malnutrition affects HIV transmission by increasing the risk of transmission from mother to child and by increasing the replication of the virus. Again, the complications are far-reaching. In communities or areas that lack...

HIV Treatment — [Mrs Anne Main in the Chair] (29 Mar 2017)

Mike Freer: the work that PHE will be doing on a new action plan to support the pilots in addressing fragmentation and specification. Those announcements were all very welcome. We have come a long way from HIV/AIDS being a death sentence. It is now a manageable condition. That is largely to do with drug breakthroughs but, importantly, it has been delivered through a co-ordinated response both from...

Scottish Parliament: Rotary Clubs (Champions of Change Awards) (29 Mar 2017)

Rachael Hamilton: ...the borders with Nepal, Bhutan and China, contains many vulnerable people at risk from human trafficking because of high unemployment and a lack of steady income. Those who are trafficked are at risk of becoming HIV positive and developing AIDS. Even when they are rescued, they risk rejection from their communities. To put the seriousness of the human trafficking situation in the area into...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (29 Mar 2017)

Paul Blomfield: I recently met Youth Stop AIDS campaigners from my constituency who are optimistic about the Government’s international family planning summit in July, but they are concerned to ensure that HIV is an integral part of the conference. Will the Secretary of State assure me that an HIV organisation will be included in the civil society steering group that is being set up to advise on...

Gene Editing: Agriculture and Medicine - Question (27 Mar 2017)

Baroness Walmsley: My Lords, given the potential of gene editing of non-reproductive cells for treating HIV, sickle cell, haemophilia and, as the noble Viscount said, cancer, what plans do the Government have to ensure continued research in this important and valuable area after Brexit?

Commonwealth - Motion to Take Note (16 Mar 2017)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...potential that can be unlocked by tackling discrimination and exclusion. My noble friend Lord Cashman highlighted the fact that persecution and criminalisation of identity can also decimate efforts to halt the spread of HIV. It often results in gay people not being able to access the healthcare, education and employment that they need, and it prevents access to HIV testing and treatment....

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