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HIV/AIDS Infection

Volume 471: debated on Thursday 31 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with international counterparts on efforts to address HIV/AIDS. (178685)

DFID Ministers and senior officials have over the last few months held high-level discussions with a wide range of international counterparts, including; G8 colleagues, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Ministers of Health from the International Health Partnership (IHP) countries, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), the Clinton Foundation, the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the World Health Organization (WHO) and others.

Discussions have concentrated on international commitments to HIV and AIDS, including the commitment to universal access to comprehensive prevention programmes, treatment, care and support by 2010.