British politician reveals he has been HIV positive for 10 years in emotional statement to Parliament

A British politician has been given a standing ovation in the House of Commons after revealing he has been HIV positive for 10 years. Lloyd Russell Moyle, a 32-year-old Labour MP representing Brighton, said he couldn't "keep quiet any more" that he was living with the virus - which he contracted when he was 22. He's the only … Continue reading “British politician reveals he has been HIV positive for 10 years in emotional statement to Parliament”

A British politician has been given a standing ovation in the House of Commons after revealing he has been HIV positive for 10 years.

Lloyd Russell Moyle, a 32-year-old Labour MP representing Brighton, said he couldn't "keep quiet any more" that he was living with the virus - which he contracted when he was 22.

He's the only current Member of Parliament to reveal he has the virus.

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He made the announcement to mark World AIDS Day on December 1, he said.

He told the Commons "I am an HIV-positive man," but as he had been taking medication for many years he was "undetectable" and can't pass it on.

The MP said: "We can be whoever we want to be and to those who haven't been tested, maybe because out of fear, I say it is better to live in knowledge than die in fear."

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Worldwide, 37 million people are infected with HIV — but numbers are relatively small in the UK.

At the end of his speech, MPs broke with convention to give him a standing ovation, something that rarely happens in the Commons.

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