World AIDS Day

Today, December 1st is marked around the world as World AIDS Day.  It is important that we ensure that everyone knows the facts about AIDS and that we continue to look for ways to prevent the spread of AIDS and also look towards finding a cure for AIDS.

Today I supported the work of Progessio in working to combat HIV and AIDS.

You can  hear what Ed Miliband thinks about World AIDS Day in the video above and you can read Jim Murphy MP's views below:

AIDS free generation is in sight, but only if we fight for it - Jim Murphy
Jim Murphy MP, Labour’s Shadow International Development Secretary, speaking on World AIDS Day, said:
“The global fight against HIV and AIDS has transformed over the last decade. Treatment is up, deaths and infections are down, and for the first time since the start of the epidemic three decades ago there is now a real sense that we could see the end of AIDS in a generation."

“But we must not be complacent – more than a million people across the planet died from AIDS last year, thousands will die today, thousands more tomorrow. We can beat HIV and AIDS but only if we redouble our efforts, recommit to progress, and end discrimination."

“This World AIDS day, an AIDS free generation is in sight, but only if we fight for it.”