INVITATION LETTER TO YOUR MP
Dear X MP,
I am writing to you today to ask if you are available to meet with me on Wednesday the 12th of June in Room 21, Palace of Westminster, anytime between 5.15 and 6pm.
As a young local constituent, and a member of Youth Stop AIDS, I care very deeply about the global HIV response and I am committed to campaigning to end AIDS by 2030. With the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria having its 6th Replenishment in October, this is a critical moment for global stakeholders to respond to significant funding gaps if we are to reach the Sustainable Development Goal targets to end the three diseases by 2030.
The UK has shown vital leadership and support for the Global Fund over the years. Since its inception in 2002 the Global Fund has helped saved 2.3 million lives through UK Aid but we are now at a pivotal moment where we need to step up the fight or risk slipping backwards and undoing decades of progress.
As you may know, AIDS is no longer a death sentence and new HIV infections are easily preventable. We have the tools – like condoms, safe needles and anti-retroviral drugs – which make it virtually impossible to pass the virus on. However, despite the enormous progress made, nearly 1000 young women still contract HIV everyday and AIDS-related illnesses are the leading cause of death among young people (age 10-24) in Sub-Saharan Africa.
On Wednesday the 12th of June, I will be taking part in Youth Stop AIDS’ Day of Action, alongside young people from across the UK who are determined to end AIDS by 2030. I would be very grateful if you would have the time to meet with me in Parliament to discuss this urgent issue and the role the UK can continue to play in helping to end AIDS.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.