British MP makes history by revealing to the world he's HIV positive

British MP makes history by revealing to the world he's HIV positive

Labour Member of Parliament for Brighton Kemptown, Lloyd Russell-Moyle, made a historic speech on Thursday and it set Twitter on fire.

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Russell-Moyle became the first MP to admit he's HIV positive during a powerful speech in Parliament recently.

eNCA reported the MP spoke in honour of the anniversary of the World Aids Day, which is set to take place on Saturday, 1 December 2018.

He spoke about the very first World Aids Day and then continued by revealing a personal 'anniversary'.

The 32-year-old revealed he was approaching the 10 year mark since he had been diagnosed with HIV in his early 20s.

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Briefly.co.za gathered Russell-Moyle has since been praised by social media users, who were inspired by his honestly.

Stephen McGeown, who goes by the Twitter handle @StevoSF, commented: "HIV is no longer a life sentence. Hopefully this encourages others to get tested."

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Famous talk show host James Corden also gave his opinion on Russell-Moyle's revelation.

"This is unbelievably brave from Lloyd Russell Moyle. Incredible in fact. The stigma attached to HIV still sadly exists. And it’s brave men and women like him who can help all of us better understand that no one should have to hide anymore x," Corden wrote.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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