MP for Ogmore, Chris Elmore, has affirmed his support for those living with HIV in calling for a bold and ambitious approach to tackling the virus.
Mr Elmore met with the Terrence Higgins Trust Cymru this week, which is a charity committed to ending the transmission of HIV and to allow those living with the immunodeficiency to lead happy and healthy lives.
Chris Elmore MP commented: “We must take a holistic approach: whilst our medical knowledge has significantly improved in the last decade, we must now look at the long-term benefits of changing the way we teach all generations about sexual health”.
An estimated 101,200 people are currently living with HIV in the UK. Of these, 13 per cent are undiagnosed and therefore unaware that they are infected.
The Ogmore MP continued: “It was fantastic to meet with the Terrence Higgins Trust to hear more about the vital work they do – I look forward to working with them on campaigns in the future”.
Originally established in 1982 as the Terry Higgins Trust, the organisation is currently trying to create a new era of HIV prevention, care and sexual health.