World Aids Day (2)

MQT on 2013-11-20
Session date: 
November 20, 2013
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In 2012, London had the largest number of residents living with diagnosed HIV infection accounting for 42% of all HIV diagnosed persons.  This was an almost doubling on the 18,456 persons seen for care in London in 2003.  Can you provide an update on what work your HIV Ambassador, Annie Lennox has carried out in the last year and what future plans she has to tackle this major health issue affecting Londoners?


Answer for World Aids Day (2)

Answer for World Aids Day (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In November 2012 Annie Lennox hosted a reception at City Hall in her role as London HIV Ambassador to mark the launch of the first National HIV Testing Week. The event was widely reported in the media and Annie was interviewed live at the event for ITV News.  This year Annie opened a new HIV clinic at the Homerton Hospital on 1 October 2013.

I am very grateful for her continued support and tireless campaigning on behalf of people affected by HIV in London and across the world. My Health Team is in regular contact with Annie's team on our plans.