MQT on 2003-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2003
Question By: 
Lynne Featherstone
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What representations will you make to the government to ensure that public and voluntary sector agencies have sufficient resources to cope with the increasing numbers of people living in London with HIV? Given your statutory duty to promote the health and well-being of Londoners, have you had any discussions with the NHS in relation to HIV prevention campaigns in the capital?



Answer for HIV

Answer for HIV

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I continue to have contact with both the Department of Health and the NHS in London to consider a range of health issues, including concerns about resources for health-related services. In addition, last year I specifically raised concerns with the Department about the need for adequate resources to be allocated to London for prevention, treatment and support services for people living with HIV and for those directly affected as carers or family members. You may be aware that I recently supported events on World Aids Day intended to raise awareness of HIV as an issue for London, and to challenge the stigma and discrimination faced by people living with the virus. Members of the Health Policy Team are in contact with the NHS and with HIV-specific community and voluntary organisations about ways in which we can continue to support relevant initiatives in this area. .