Lloyd Russell-Moyle, the labor unions of the Labor Party, said he had HIV during the session of the House of Peoples on Thursday. He called for efforts to eradicate viruses in the United Kingdom and discussed the importance of testing whether HIV was positive two days before the World AIDS Day (1/12). Information is from G1.
He said he discovered HIV when he was 22 years old. "I was diagnosed early and since then I had the first line of NHS treatment [rede de saúde pública do Reino Unido]"Russell-Moyle said.
NHS, as well as the United Health System (SUS) in Brazil, offers free antiretroviral treatment. Early diagnosis a parliamentarian lives with unstable levels of HIV – that is, the amount of virus in the body is very small, not portable, and it is difficult for a patient to contract AIDS if he or she is being treated
Russell-Moyle also criticized the UK government because she did not want to include PrEEP prophylaxis before exposure, ie Preventive Treatment to reduce the chances of HIV infection.
"We now know about the cases of young people who asked for access to PrEP, were denied and then countered HIV […], The government must now take action to prevent it from happening again, "he said.
When Russell-Moyle finished the speech, other representatives in the Lower House mourned his colleagues – something that was not officially allowed by the House, according to Guardian's newspaper.
Then the leader of Labor Party Jeremy Corbyn praised the deputy. "His dignity and hope will spur people all over the country and around the world," he said.