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A British politician reveals that he has been HIV-positive for 10 years in an emotional statement in Parliament



A British politician was ovationed in the House of Commons after revealing that he had been HIV-positive for 10 years.

Lloyd Russell Moyle, a 32-year-old Labor MP and Brighton representative, said he could no longer "keep quiet" that he was living with the virus – which he contracted at the 39, age 22 years old.

He is the only current member of Parliament to disclose that he is carrying the virus.

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He made the announcement on the occasion of World AIDS Day on December 1, he said.

He told the House of Commons "I am an HIV-positive man," but since he has been taking medication for many years, he was "undetectable" and could not pass it on.

The MP said: "We can be who we want and for those who have not been tested, maybe because out of fear, I say that it's better to live in the knowledge than to die in the fear."

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Worldwide, 37 million people are infected with HIV – but the number is relatively low in the UK.

At the end of his speech, members broke with the convention to give him a standing ovation, which rarely happens in the House of Commons.

This story originally appeared in The Sun. For more information on The Sun, click here.


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