Lords visit Brighton to learn about HIV and Aids care

Posted On 16 Mar 2011 at 6:59 am

Members of the House of Lords visited Brighton yesterday to learn more about HIV and Aids.

Peers visited the Sussex Beacon hospice and St Peter’s Medical Practice as well as the Royal Sussex County Hospital to see how HIV is treated in Brighton.

They came as members of the Lords Select Committee on HIV/Aids in the UK.

The peers included Lord Fowler – the former Tory MP Norman Fowler – who used to be Health Secretary.

They met patients, carers and Brighton’s Community HIV team.

They hoped to understand better the perspectives of patients and their carers.

And they explored how Brighton’s medical services work in partnership with community care providers.

Simon Kirby, the MP for Brighton Kemptown, said: “I have been pleased to work with former Health Secretary Lord Fowler on HIV/Aids issues in Parliament and it is welcome news to know that the select committee came to Brighton.

“I know that the committee members met genuine and caring people who want to combat HIV/Aids and to make life as pleasant as possible for people who live with the condition.”

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