Last night, landmarks around the world were turned red to commemorate World AIDS day. In London, County Hall and the London Eye were illuminated to raise awareness of (RED)’s goal of an AIDS free generation by 2015.
In 2008, approximately 430,000 children were born with HIV, roughly 18% lower than in 2001. This figure fell further in 2009 as UNAIDS estimated that approximately 370,000 babies were born with HIV. Under the last Labour government, DfID played a significant role in helping to reduce mother to child transmission of HIV. LCID calls on the Coalition Government to continue this commitment to combat HIV and AIDS globally, and ensure that the goal of an AIDS free generation is achieved by 2015.