HIV Infection: Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 27th February 2018.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Labour/Co-operative, Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to increase funding for HIV support services.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Decisions on funding and access to social care support services for people with HIV are made by local authorities. The need for HIV social care support has changed since the early days of the epidemic when people were dying in large numbers. Data from Public Health England shows that someone diagnosed promptly and aged under 58 in 2016 has the same life expectancy as any other citizen. Therefore the need for social support has reduced.

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