MP startles parliament, reveals he is HIV positive

Lloyd Russell-Moyle Labour MP for Brighton Kemptown stands up in the House of Commons and speaks about his HIV Positive status

Lloyd Russell-Moyle Labour MP for Brighton Kemptown stands up in the House of Commons and speaks about his HIV Positive status

The best way to prevent HIV is to stay safe and, per today's theme, know your status.

- One in four people, about 9 million, are unaware that they are HIV-positive.

Mr Russell-Moyle, 32, who represents Brighton Kemptown, said: "You walk out of that room and, even with all the greatest support and advice that they offer, you feel totally numb".

There's been a lot of progress in the fight against AIDS over the past 30 years, but as the 30th World AIDS Day is observed on December 1 - people still die from the disease.

"It's been a long journey - from the fear to acceptance and from today advocacy, knowing my treatment keeps me healthy and that it protects any partner I have".

He added: "I hope that my coming out serves to defy the stigma around the disease".

The CDC really needs to be more careful and inclusive in its statements and policies on HIV and AIDS, Weinstein concluded. There is a gulf between the modern reality of HIV as an entirely manageable condition and the way people perceive it.

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"The shame is actually the bigger problem because people don't want to talk about it, they don't want to get tested, and that is what inevitably leads to the more spreading of HIV", Castrejana said.

He continued: "Our commitment to prevention has led to more people getting tested and nearly every person with a diagnosis is now in treatment - meaning they are unlikely to pass the virus on to someone else".

It comes after Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle announced that he is HIV positive during an emotional speech in the House of Commons. "You walk out feeling totally numb, with a million things going through your mind, and at the same time a sense of absolute nothingness".

More information is available at the Centre for Social Research in Health.

Telling MPs the United Kingdom is "at a juncture in the fight against HIV and AIDS", he attacked the government's "reluctance" to make HIV prevention drug PrEP available on the NHS as "disgraceful".

For activists like Perry Junjulas, World AIDS Day is a moment to celebrate.

The campaign seeks to improve awareness on accessibility and availability of HIV testing services in Rwanda, said Patrick Ndimubanzi, state minister of public and primary healthcare, at the ceremony in Musanze district, northern Rwanda.

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