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HIV Infection

Question for Department of Health

UIN 55618, tabled on 30 November 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what funding his Department provides to charities and trusts that support people diagnosed with HIV.

Answered on

8 December 2016

Nationally funded work on HIV through the charitable and voluntary sector is focused on prevention of infection in those at higher risk of acquiring HIV.

The HIV Prevention Innovation Fund is open to voluntary sector organisations to deliver projects, preferably of up to 12 months duration, that explore new ways to address high risk behaviours in those communities most affected by HIV. A total of £0.6 million was allocated to the fund in 2016/17 and addressing HIV-associated stigma was identified as one of the priorities. This is only one element of our funding for HIV Prevention and Sexual Health Promotion for which there is £2.5 million funding in 2016/17.