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No vaccine, no cure: HIV and AIDS in the United Kingdom, 01/09/11 [E/NI/S/W]

The House of Lords HIV and AIDS Committee has published its First Report of Session 2010-12 which calls for a new drive to curb the spread of HIV/Aids, saying that current prevention efforts are “woefully inadequate”.

The Committee found that £2.9m was spent on HIV prevention in the last year, compared with £762m on treatment. It calls for a new national campaign to tackle the ignorance and misunderstanding which still exists in this area, advising that a better understanding of HIV would also help tackle persisting stigma and discrimination – which prevents people coming forward for testing.

The Committee also discovered that teaching of issues related to HIV and AIDS in schools is inadequate, with one survey showing that a quarter of young people had not learnt about HIV and AIDS in the classroom.

For full details see No vaccine, no cure: HIV and AIDS in the United Kingdom which is available from the UK Parliament website.

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No vaccine, no cure: HIV and AIDS in the United Kingdom