Leading HIV charities have claimed that the support offered by London Local Authorities is not sufficient for the HIV+ population. The commissioning of services for the HIV+ population has been said in a report to have “no clear strategy”. There is a budget of £3.2m funded by the Local Authorities for the Pan London HIV Prevention Programmee (PLHPP).
HIV treatment in London currently costs £500m a year and supports 30,000 people, with the PLHPP focusing on gay men and African communities. The number of HIV+ people in London is rising by 5% (1,500 people) a year, and services need to grow to meet this demand, over half of those who are newly diagnosed are heterosexual people. 26% of people who are HIV+ do not know their status which means 10,500 people may be having unsafe sex and be spreading the virus.
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