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In Ukraine around 60 people are infected daily and over 235,000 people live with HIV/AIDS.

So I was delighted when Alliance Ukraine, a member of the Brighton-based International HIV/AIDS Alliance, organised a visit to Ukraine recently by Lord Fowler, Chairman of a House of Lords Select Committee which reported on HIV/AIDS in the UK in 2011 and who as British Secretary of State for Health and Social Security in 1981-1987 launched the hard-hitting “Don’t Die of Ignorance” campaign.

The 2011 Select Committee report argued that the UK needed to spend more on preventing infection, where spending was low compared with the amount spent on treatment.

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