A new independent commission to develop evidence-based recommendations to end HIV transmissions and HIV-attributed deaths in England within the next 10 year has been launched.
The HIV Commission has been created by the UK’s leading HIV charities, Terrence Higgins Trust and NAT (National AIDS Trust).
The year-long independent commission is backed by the UK Government. It will host a series of community events, a public online consultation, and a national call for evidence from those directly impacted by HIV.
The HIV Commission will publish its recommendations next spring, which the Government has committed to review as part of its commitment to publish an action plan to meet its target to end new HIV transmissions by 2030.
Commenting on the news, Ian Green, Chief Executive at Terrence Higgins Trust, said: “In the 1980s and early 1990s, a HIV diagnosis was a death sentence, but now we’re aiming to end new HIV transmissions in England over the next 10 years. That’s incredible progress by anyone’s standards, but we need a clear plan for achieving this ambitious target if we’re to make it a reality.”
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