- 2012 National LGBT Conference
- 26 July 2012
- Carried as Amended
Conference recognises the difficult but outstanding work done by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) support agencies. We know that HIV and AIDS prevention and support services do not appear to have a sufficiently high enough profile in mainstream press and media, but we do know statistics are available on an annual basis on the prevalence of all Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s) in the United Kingdom (UK) and internationally.
It is a point of concern that agencies that support people with HIV and AIDS do not command the sufficient attention or financial support they need and in some respects are disregarded with the push for health promotion and other health related priorities.
This lack of visibility could imply that HIV and AIDS is not such an issue in the UK, but the reality is that there is a paucity of information on STI’s, misinformation around infection routes and in particular for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, and the cuts in funding for equality strands at a local and national level.
We instruct the National LGBT Committee to draw up a plan and campaign to highlight the plight of these organisations, the good work undertaken and ways in which regional and branch based LGBT groups can assist these organisations and agencies. This could be done as a lead up to or include World AIDS day in December or part of the overall support that branches can provide.