British MP tells UK Parliament he is HIV positive

Standing ovation Mr Russell Moyle said he could not keep quiet in the light of health cuts

Half of the people who die of HIV-related illnesses are on antiretroviral drugs, a new report has shown, raising questions about whether they are strictly following their medication regimes.

We have seen progress both at home, through initiatives such as the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, and overseas, through the success of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, which marks its 15th anniversary this year.

"It's been a long journey - from the fear to acceptance and from today advocacy, knowing my treatment keeps me healthy and that it protects any partner I have".

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was present when Mr Russell-Moyle made the announcement, of which he felt "relieved" to have done so.

In Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia, Index Case Testing is used a method to target the people living with HIV who are not aware they have the virus.

"They tell you. And it hits you like a wall."
Nothing quite prepares you for when they say those words...

Mr Corbyn said the speech was fearless and historic.

And effective treatment means that the amount of virus in the body can be shrunk to undetectable levels - which stops the damage the virus can cause to the body and means the virus cannot be passed on to anyone else. According to HIV organisation Terrence Higgins Trust, "this means the levels of HIV are so low that the virus can not be passed on".

HIV prevalence rate in Rwanda is at 3 percent since 2005 due to the numerous strategies in place, Jeanine Condo, director general of Rwanda Biomedical Center, said at the ceremony.

"I want to get the word out".

Graven went on to say, "People aren't giving it the thought they used to because we don't see people dying like they were". "I guess the difference is now that I'm hoping not to stand down, I'm hoping that I'll win the next election".

To reach our goal of ending AIDS by 2030, let's commit to stepping up efforts to address health inequities and promote universal access to HIV and health services that leave no-one behind. "Understanding that I was unable to transmit HIV sexually has been life-changing too", he said.

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