Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle tells House of Commons he is HIV positive

The Kemptown and Peacehaven MP made public his status on HIV and World AIDS day, saying: “I have not only survived, I’ve prospered, and any partner I have is safe and protected.”

He was afforded a rare round of applause in the Commons following his speech.

Mr Russell-Moyle explained he had a “duty” as an MP to speak out and could not “keep quiet anymore” about an issue which affects him “so personally”.

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