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HIV treatment in the UK trebles in past decade

Efforts to stop the spread of HIV/Aids in the UK are "woefully inadequate" and a new awareness campaign is needed, a House of Lords committee has said.

Its report says the number of people in the UK being treated for the illness trebled in the past decade and almost 100,000 people will have HIV by 2012.

Committee chairman Lord Fowler, who ran the 1980s awareness campaign, said HIV has "gone off the boil as an issue".

The Terrence Higgins Trust Deputy Executive, Paul Ward, said any new campaign will need additional plans to target diagnosis, treatment and those who put themselves at risk of infection.

  • 01 Sep 2011