Lords questions to government on #WorldAidsDay | House of Lords | 1 December 2020

For World Aids Day 2020, members questioned government on its work to combat HIV and AIDS in the UK and beyond. Baroness Barker (Liberal Democrat) quizzed the government about ending HIV transmissions by 2030. Members discussed methods to improve the uptake of HIV testing, introducing a system of opt-out testing and increasing the UK’s contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS. Lord Cashman (Non-affiliated) questioned the government on the impact pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is having on new HIV transmissions and what steps are being taken to ensure that there is sufficient access to that treatment. Members discussed expanding access to PrEP in other healthcare settings such as gender clinics and maternity units, ensuring all local authorities have access and increasing the awareness of PrEP amongst women and the BAME community. Catch-up on questions, committee meetings, plus checking and changing draft laws in the #HouseofLords: Watch debates on Parliament TV https://www.parliamentlive.tv/Lords Read transcripts from Lords Hansard https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords Find out more: https://www.parliament.uk/lords Follow the House of Lords on: • https://twitter.com/UKHouseofLordshttps://www.facebook.com/UKHouseofLordshttps://flickr.com/photos/ukhouseoflords/albumshttps://www.linkedin.com/company/the-house-of-lords #HouseofLords #UKParliament