The Independent Advisory Group (IAG) report on enhancing theresponse to HIV in England advised the country to provide a comprehensiveapproach to HIV care and education, the Pink Paper reports.  

There appeared to be a whole generation affected bymisinformation on HIV, causing stigma and discrimination, said Derek Bodell,deputy director of IAG. 

According to the article, although the country has had somesuccess with HIV treatment and prevention, IAG’s report calls on medicalproviders, the government and other groups to create a more accurate picture ofHIV in England and to educate the workforce of social and medical professionalsabout the virus for more effective patient care, early diagnosis andprevention.  

The report was compiled from a series of workshops involvingHIV prevention groups as well as governmental and health care organizationsthat wanted to improve HIV services and fight stigma.