How we’re turning the HIV Commission recommendations into real-life change

It’s only been just over three months since the national HIV Commission published its recommendations but in that short space of time there’s been a groundswell of support to turn these into action. Time is now of the essence as the Government begins the process of drafting its widely anticipated HIV Action Plan.

On World AIDS Day, the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock announced that the HIV Commission’s report would be the basis for the HIV Action Plan and that it will be published in 2021. This was more than we could have hoped for, with the report still hot off the press and being turned into Government policy.

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The Zero HIV Social Impact Bond

The Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Social Impact Bond (SIB) funds HIV testing in the London boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham who have some of the highest HIV rates across Europe. HIV testing here includes opt-out testing in A&Es, regular testing in GP practices, targeted testing by community groups, and re-engagement of people living with … Read more

Government and Opposition back HIV Commission recommendations

Within hours of being published, the new report was becoming Government policy – a truly remarkable achievement Tuesday 1 December 2020 will go down in history as a seminal moment in the fight against HIV in England. Following 18 months of hard work, evidence gathering and hundreds of people sharing their expertise and experiences, the … Read more

Watch our World AIDS Day launch event

On 1 December 2020, the HIV Commission published our Final Report and Recommendations, setting out 20 action points on how we can get to zero HIV transmissions by 2030. The report was launched at an online event, featuring Elton John, Matt Hancock, Keir Starmer, Michael Gove and Lord Fowler, as well as from the HIV … Read more

Ask Your Representative To Stand With Us

Last year the Government committed to ending new HIV transmissions by 2030. This year, on 1 December, the HIV Commission published their recommendations on how we get to zero HIV within 10 years. If its message is heard, England could be the first country in the world to end new transmissions. The 2030 goal is … Read more

Messages of support on World AIDS Day 2020

Today we launched our Final Report and Recommendations on how we can end HIV Transmissions in England by 2030 and hosted an online seminar to discuss the findings and recommendations with a number of high profile guests. The online launch can be watched here We’ve received a number of messages supporting the recommendations of the … Read more

Press Release: World AIDS Day 2020

Comprehensive HIV testing for all to end new cases in 10 years – radical new report urges action on World AIDS Day Testing for HIV whenever blood is taken in England – regardless of the person’s gender, ethnicity or sexuality – is crucial to meet the Government’s pledge to end new HIV cases by its … Read more

Final Report and Recommendations out now

The HIV Commission is delighted to publish our findings and recommendations for ending HIV transmissions in England by 2030. The report was launched at an online event on Tuesday 1 December. The Final Report and Recommendations are now available. Download the reports below. The HIV Commission would like to thank everyone who has contributed and … Read more