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Don Foster signs EDM 2437 - WORLD AIDS DAY 2011

Don Foster signs EDM 2437 - WORLD AIDS DAY 2011. It reads:

That this House notes, 30 years on from the first officially reported cases of HIV, the importance of World Aids Day 2011 on 1 December; welcomes the significant treatment advances which mean that many people with HIV are now living long and active lives; further notes that despite this medical progress, attitudes to HIV have not moved on to the same extent, with one in three people living with HIV in the UK reporting discrimination related to their HIV status; welcomes the Government’s recognition of the damaging effect of stigma; further notes that the Government has provided much needed and welcome support to tackle stigma relating to mental health; and calls on the Government to take similar action to address HIV-related stigma, developing an explicit and strategic plan to reduce HIV-related stigma as an integral part of our national response to the epidemic.