November 24, 2009
Advisory Group Says England Needs New Approach to HIV
The Independent Advisory Group (IAG) report on enhancing the
response to HIV in England advised the country to provide a comprehensive
approach to HIV care and education, the Pink Paper reports.
There appeared to be a whole generation affected by
misinformation on HIV, causing stigma and discrimination, said Derek Bodell,
deputy director of IAG.
According to the article, although the country has had some
success with HIV treatment and prevention, IAG’s report calls on medical
providers, the government and other groups to create a more accurate picture of
HIV in England and to educate the workforce of social and medical professionals
about the virus for more effective patient care, early diagnosis and
The report was compiled from a series of workshops involving
HIV prevention groups as well as governmental and health care organizations
that wanted to improve HIV services and fight stigma.
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