The move is to highlight the 43 per cent cuts that HIV services
in the capital will face as a result of Primary Care Trust
The cuts come as figures show that HIV diagnoses in the UK have
almost doubled in the last decade, with a rise of 70 per cent rise
in gay and bisexual people.
"Given that it is more cost effective to prevent rather than treat
a person with HIV over their life time, the implications of these
cuts are concerning, not only at a human level, but at governmental
level in terms of potential future economic cost," say Queer
Resistance, the group behind the action.
Groups affected by the funding cuts include GMFA, Terrence Higgins
Trust and PACE, who are funded by PCTs and commissions a range of
small organisations to tackle HIV in the capital.
Meeting at Soho Square at 12 midday, the collective asks attendees
to bring medical props and paraphernalia.