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HIV Self-Testing

EDM number 426 in 2012-13, proposed by Caroline Lucas on 03/09/2012.
Categorised under the topics of Diseases, Health services and Regulation.

That this House notes that around one in four people living with HIV in the UK is undiagnosed, making them unable to benefit from treatment and statistically far more likely to pass on the virus; believes that increasing testing options would help to reduce undiagnosed HIV; further notes that early diagnosis of HIV saves the NHS money; welcomes the Food and Drug Administration's approval in July 2012 of the first HIV self-testing kit in the US; recognises that people in the UK are already buying illegal self-testing kits over the Internet from overseas, which are often of poor quality and lack important advice and information on pre- and post-test support; further recognises evidence from research by the Terrence Higgins Trust of demand for HIV self-testing kits amongst people at risk of HIV; and calls on the Secretary of State for Health to legalise HIV self-testing kits so that they can be properly regulated and those people who want to test themselves can do so safely with full and proper advice and information.

This motion has been signed by a total of 34 MPs.

Caroline Lucas03/09/2012Brighton, PavilionGreenProposed
Mark Durkan03/09/2012FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Peter Bottomley03/09/2012Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Alan Meale04/09/2012MansfieldLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn04/09/2012Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Jim Cunningham04/09/2012Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon04/09/2012StrangfordDUPSigned
Kelvin Hopkins04/09/2012Luton NorthLabourSigned
John McDonnell04/09/2012Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Dan Rogerson04/09/2012North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Adrian Sanders05/09/2012TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Elfyn Llwyd05/09/2012Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Virendra Sharma05/09/2012Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Andrew Stephenson05/09/2012PendleConservativeSigned
Paul Flynn06/09/2012Newport WestLabourSigned
Mary Glindon06/09/2012North TynesideLabourSigned
Jonathan Edwards07/09/2012Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Mike Hancock07/09/2012Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Hywel Williams07/09/2012ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
George Galloway07/09/2012Bradford WestRespectSigned
Nick Harvey10/09/2012North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
David Crausby10/09/2012Bolton North EastLabourSigned
John Leech10/09/2012Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Margaret Ritchie11/09/2012South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Martin Caton11/09/2012GowerLabourSigned
Andrew George11/09/2012St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Pamela Nash11/09/2012Airdrie and ShottsLabourSigned
Naomi Long12/09/2012Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Sandra Osborne12/09/2012Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
David Anderson12/09/2012BlaydonLabourSigned
Jim McGovern14/09/2012Dundee WestLabourSigned
Mark Williams15/10/2012CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Alasdair McDonnell26/10/2012Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Andy Sawford29/11/2012CorbyLabourSigned

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