Lloyd Russell-Moyle: MP tells the Commons he has HIV

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The Kemptown and Peacehaven MP made public his status on HIV and World AIDS Day and paid tribute to the "world-class treatment" he has received from the NHS since being diagnosed at the age of 22.

This World AIDS Day we also celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which has saved more than 16 million lives, prevented millions of new HIV infections, and transformed the global HIV response - community by community, country by country. It has been a long journey from the fear of acceptance and today hopefully advocacy, knowing that my treatment keeps me healthy and protects any partner I may have...status does not define them. Etched into much of the public's memory as a death sentence, HIV conjures images of gravestones and a life marked by tragedy.

"His dignity and hope will inspire people across the country and around the world - those with HIV, and also those of us who will always stand together with them", Mr Corbyn added in a statement.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: "Lloyd has shown enormous courage today".

"We are anxious about treatment not being available as regular as it should".

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A Labour MP announced that he was HIV-positive during a speech in the House of Commons yesterday. He is the second MP to disclose that he is living...

"After my diagnosis in 2001 I never thought I would have children, let alone live till 40", Dubula-Majola said on the eve of World Aids Day on Saturday.

"The more information we have on HIV status, and the earlier we have it, the better able we will be to aim for these benchmarks and their benefits".

The reduction has been attributed to the success in HIV prevention efforts among men with have sex with men, with PHE citing increased condom use, frequent HIV testing, and the use of HIV-prevention drugs (PrEP).

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