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Erith and Thamesmead MP lends support to World AIDS Day campaign

PUBLISHED: 10:03 05 December 2012

Teresa Pearce MP (right) with Lori Rutter of the Stop AIDS Campaign

Teresa Pearce MP (right) with Lori Rutter of the Stop AIDS Campaign

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Erith and Thamesmead MP Teresa Pearce joined student activists for World AIDS Day on Saturday (December 1).

She spoke with them about how far the battle against the HIV epidemic has come, with eight million people now accessing treatment, and AIDS-related deaths declining, from a peak of 2.2 million in the mid-2000s, to 1.8 million in 2010.

Ms Pearce said: “I fully support the World AIDS Day campaign. It is critical that investment in HIV and AIDS is sustained so we can save millions of lives.

“The latest figures we have from 2009 show there is a high prevalence of HIV in Bexley and Greenwich according to Health Protection Agency standards. I will continue to work with organisations like the Stop AIDS Campaign to improve services for people with HIV and AIDS.”

For more information visit www.whystopnow.org or www.stopaidscampaign.org.uk.

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