The HIV Commission is an independent process supported by Terrence Higgins Trust, NAT (National AIDS Trust) and Elton John AIDS Foundation, to find ambitious and achievable ways to end new HIV transmissions and HIV-attributed deaths in England by 2030.
This is an attainable goal that will require a coordinated approach and a clear call for action from new and existing cross-sector partners to stop new HIV infections in England at greater speed.
It will do a national call for written and oral evidence, host regional community engagement events, write a report, and produce recommendations. The Government has committed to review the commission report as part of its commitment to publish an action plan to meet its target to end new HIV transmissions by 2030. The HIV Commission will run between Summer 2019 and Autumn 2020. Recommendations will be published during Autumn 2020.
Health and Social Care Secretary set the goal last January for England to become one of the first countries in the world to reach the UN zero-infections target. The Government will convene an expert group to develop an action plan to end new HIV transmissions after it receives the HIV Commission’s recommendations.
Dame Inga will be supported by a team of high-profile commissioners passionate about preventing HIV. The commission will also be backed by an advisory group of HIV treatment and prevention experts from Public Health England, local government, and the clinical and voluntary sectors.
To deliver a set of ambitious and achievable recommendations to end new HIV transmissions in England by 2030.
To maximise level of support from public and key stakeholders needed to successfully deliver a plan.
To be an independent process that promotes the delivery of an effective government action plan for ending new
HIV transmissions by 2030.
We will take four key steps:
Why a commission?
A commission is a tried and tested model for influencing change that creates an opportunity to collaborate and work strategically across stakeholders to achieve a common goal of ending new HIV transmissions.
It brings a level of independence from government, statutory bodies and providers in order to challenge preconceptions and bureaucracy.
It is an opportunity to draw a group of senior leaders from different sectors, including technology, wider public health, and media to bring a fresh perspective to HIV prevention. They will bring new voices, skills and expertise to bring responsibilities across society.
|“We have a unique opportunity to end new HIV transmission in England. We will develop evidence-based recommendations to make this happen within a decade.”|
— Dame Inga Beale, Chair of HIV Commission
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