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David Cameron marks World AIDS Day

Enormous strides have been made in the fight against HIV and AIDS but more must be done to prevent the transmission of the disease, Prime Minister David Cameron has said

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In a video for World AIDS Day, the PM praised efforts to improve the treatment and care of those diagnosed with HIV and AIDS.

But he added that the Government was working in partnership with organisations such as the Terrence Higgins Trust and the African Health Network to target at risk groups and to reduce the stigma associated with the condition and he encouraged the media, community groups and faith groups to also do their bit.

More than 6,500 people in this country alone were diagnosed with HIV last year.

The PM said:

We have made a lot of progress in fighting HIV and AIDS so far and I believe that by working together, we can help reduce the stigma, reduce the number of new infections and enable those living with HIV to lead full productive and happy lives.

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Published 1 December 2010