James Frith has spoken out on World AIDS Day by calling for an end to HIV stigma.
James joined Terrence Higgins Trust’s reception in the Speaker’s House in Westminster, a few days ahead of World AIDS Day. The reception brought together politicians, campaigners, medics and people affected by HIV.
The room was packed with people who are committed to making a life-changing difference to those living with HIV by influencing government policy, clinical practice or public awareness.
“World AIDS Day continues to be incredibly important as a day of action, awareness and remembrance, so I’m pleased to offer my support to Terrence Higgins Trust’s #SeeRed campaign.
“This year we have seen a decline in new HIV diagnoses across the country, and new medical advances mean that people living with HIV can now expect to have a normal life expectancy. However, we must not become complacent as HIV stigma continues to be one of the biggest barriers to people being tested for HIV and coming forward for support. No one must be left behind in the UK’s HIV response.”