When was MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle diagnosed with HIV, how did he announce it and what did Parliament say?

He is the first MP to reveal his HIV status in the Commons and the second to disclose he is living with the condition ever.

Who is Lloyd Russell-Moyle?

The 32-year-old was elected to Parliament in the 2017 General Election with a majority of 9,868.

He was born in Brighton in September 1986 and attended Wallands Primary School and Priory School. Lewes before going to Sussex Downs College.

He has also studied at Bradford University and Sussex University.

Before becoming an MP he was on the Brighton and Hove Council.

In 2015 he stood in the general election in the Lewes seat but came fourth.

When did he announce he was HIV positive?

Mr Russell-Moyle made the statement on November 29 during a debate in the House on public health.

He urged ministers to review cuts to sexual health services.

He said he had been compelled to speak out on an issue which had affected him personally.

Mr Russell-Moyle said next year would be ten years since he became HIV positive.

He added that while finding out he had the virus had been a “real shock” it was “not the end of the world, even though it might feel like that for a few seconds”.

He said: "It's been a long journey, from the fear to acceptance, and from today advocacy, knowing my treatment keeps me healthy and that it protects any partner I have.

"I finally wanted to be able to stand in this place and tell all those out there living with HIV, that their status does not define them.

"We can be whoever we want to be and to those who haven't been tested, maybe because out of fear, I say it is better to live in knowledge than die in fear."

What did other MPs say?

The MP was given a rare round of applause after his speech.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called the speech “brilliant and historic”.

Mr Corbyn said: "I'm very grateful that he mentioned my good friend Chris Smith [former Labour cabinet minister who revealed he was HIV positive] who very bravely told the world in 1984 that he was gay and proud of it, and we're proud of Chris for doing that."

Health Minister Steve Brine described the speech as "incredible" and "brave".

Deputy speaker Lindsay Hoyle said his speech had "has given hope to a lot of people around the world."

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