New Cardiff Central MP visits Terrence Higgins Trust to get to grips with local HIV and sexual health services


New Cardiff Central MP visits Terrence Higgins Trust to get to grips with local HIV and sexual health services.

Jo Stevens, MP for Cardiff Central, visited HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust’s centre in Cardiff on Tuesday 25th August.

During her visit Ms Stevens discussed how the Welfare Bill and cuts will impact on constituents who are living with chronic health conditions, and heard first hand about the existing, and emerging issues for people living with HIV, and/or hepatitis C, from both Terrence Higgins Trust  managers, and service users.

 The latest figures from Public Health Wales found that there were 1,661** diagnosed people living with HIV in Wales. Terrence Higgins Trust Cymru provides HIV, hepatitis C and sexual health support – . including HIV testing, advice on housing and employment, access to support groups, and therapy services.

 Ms Stevens voiced her support for local fundraising efforts, supporting  the Masquerade Ball*, taking place at the Radisson Hotel on Friday 30th October to raise funds for Terrence Higgins Trust. The evening will include a drinks reception, a three course dinner, live entertainment, auction and a disco.

 Steve Jones, National Director, Terrence Higgins Trust Cymru, said:

 “We are delighted Ms Stevens has taken the time to visit us today, and see first hand the work that the Terrence Higgins Trust is doing in Cardiff. We’ve been working hard to deliver local support services for HIV, hepatitis C, and other sexual health conditions.

 “We hope that  Ms Stevens will help to keep HIV prevention, treatment and support at the top of the political agenda when she returns to Parliament in September.”

 Jo Stevens, MP for Cardiff Central, said:

 “I’ve been very keen to visit Terence Higgins’ Trust centre in Cardiff city centre to see the wide range of services they offer. The work of the Trust is extensive and provides a vital source of advice and practical support to many of my constituents.

 “The Terrence Higgins Trust’s campaigning work has been highly visible and successful and I’m really pleased to be able to lend my support to the work that it does in Cardiff Central.”