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HIV charities’ funds cut

Issue No. 2254

Tory cuts are destroying a host of charities that provide vital sexual health work and support, particularly those playing a pivotal role relating to HIV and Aids.

In London, Gay Men Fighting Aids, the Terrence Higgins Trust and PACE have had their NHS primary care trust funding slashed by 43 percent.

The groups are part of the Pan London HIV Prevention Programme that commissions a range of small organisations to tackle HIV in the capital.

The funding that they do get will only be guaranteed for six months, making it extremely difficult to run or plan projects even in the short term.

And people with HIV are being told that they have to change their drugs for cheaper versions. The cuts to HIV charities are taking place across the country.

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Tue 31 May 2011, 18:33 BST
Issue No. 2254
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