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Message for World Aids Day

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

David Cameron today joined people worldwide in uniting in the fight against HIV.

In a video message, featured on the World Aids Day website, the Prime Minister said:

Wearing the red ribbon is about showing solidarity and about reflecting on the scale of the challenge we still face.

But more than just reflection, today has got to be about action. Individuals, charities, campaigners and governments, working together to address HIV and AIDS. This government is fully signed up to these efforts at home and abroad, because we’re meeting our international promises we are able to make a big difference overseas.

You can watch the message on Youtube.

More than 90,000 people are currently living with HIV in the UK and globally an estimated 33.3 million people have HIV.

Between 1981 and 2007, more than 25 million people died from the virus, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.

Find out more by visiting the World Aids Day website.