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06 Jan 2020

6th Jan 2020

Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament

Assoc Prof Daniel Goh Pei Siong

Non-Constituency MP

 

Question No. 1536

To ask the Minister for Health what is the response of the Ministry to the recently released community blueprint to end HIV transmission and AIDS by 2030, especially the recommendations to triple the number of anonymous testing clinics and improve access to newer HIV medication.

 

Written Answer

 

1      The “Community Blueprint to End HIV transmission in Singapore” has provided the community’s perspective on the impact that HIV has on patients and their families, and recommendations to ending HIV in Singapore.  The Ministry of Health (MOH) shares the community’s aim in supporting people living with HIV and ending HIV transmission in Singapore.

2      Various initiatives are currently in place to support HIV prevention and control efforts. These include programmes to increase awareness of HIV and lower barriers to testing, improve linkages to care for persons who test positive, and increase the affordability of HIV treatment.  MOH has been working with Action for AIDs to engage with the community stakeholders on the Blueprint, and will continue to work with the community to strengthen the strategies to reduce HIV transmission, including measures to increase access to HIV testing and medication.