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Development Aid: HIV Infection

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 179840, tabled on 14 April 2023

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has taken steps to offer support to local organisations who provide prevention, testing and care services for HIV and AIDS in the Global South.

Answered on

24 April 2023

The UK remains a world leader in efforts to end the global AIDS epidemic and funds all key partners in the global AIDS response, including the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria.

Our recent pledge of £1 billion to the Global Fund will save over 1 million lives, including by providing antiretroviral therapy for 1.8 million people and HIV counselling and testing for 48 million people. Our funding for the Robert Carr Fund and UNAIDS supports initiatives to empower local civil society and grassroots organisations, predominantly in the Global South, to increase access to HIV prevention, testing and care services.