Lynne Featherstone MP earlier in the month met with the director of the UK AIDS Consortium, a trustee of the Consortium and four other women representing organisations which work to support people with HIV / AIDS.
The Liberal Democrat MP met the participants at the Winkfield Resource Centre, located in her constituency of Hornsey and Wood Green. Alongside other services, the Winkfield offers a weekly HIV drop in centre, providing psychological support, housing advice and use of internet and laundry facilities.
The MP then had lunch with the groups, and discussed the issues affecting people living with HIV/AIDS.
Lynne Featherstone MP also recently spoke at the AIDS Consortium’s Faith and Criminalisation AGM – in her ministerial capacity – to emphasise the UK’s continued commitment to HIV treatment and prevention.
Following the meeting, Lynne Featherstone MP said:
“This is an issue I feel very strongly about. Unlike the early days, it is now possible to live with HIV and AIDS – yet there are still so many people who aren’t receiving the necessary help.
“In my ministerial capacity at the Department of International Development, HIV and AIDS issues are in my remit. It was therefore doubly interesting to visit the Winkfield Centre in my constituency to discuss the issues affecting people with HIV/AIDS.”
“I wish the AIDS Consortium the best and look forward to working with them further in the future.”