AN EXHIBITION OF UK AIDS MEMORIAL QUILT PANELS AT WESTMINSTER HALL 27 NOVEMBER - 3 DECEMBER 2017
The exhibition will mark 30 years of HIV in the UK through a narrative focusing on the work of parliament and key parliamentarians from 1980s to the present day. This will be set within the context of the contribution of campaigners from inside and outside Parliament, the changing face of HIV in the UK and remembrance of those who died in the early days. Alongside this information will tell the story of government engagement in HIV and AIDS, from the ‘Don’t Die of Ignorance’ campaign in 1987 to the funding for the National HIV Prevention programme today; initiatives including the launch of the first national strategy for sexual health and HIV in 2001, universal access to HIV treatments in 2005 to the publishing of ‘The HIV Puzzle’ and the continuing work of the APPG on HIV and AIDS. It will also recognise those who have taken a leadership role in campaigning groups and within parliament such as Lord Kilmarnock, founder of the APPG on AIDS; Baroness Masham of Ilton, who has been a Vice-Chair of the Group since its inception; Lord Fowler who championed action towards HIV in his role as Secretary of State for Health and Baroness Gould of Potternewton who advised the Government as Chair of the Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health and HIV.