We recently interviewed Lord Fowler, who was Health Secretary under Margaret Thatcher during the AIDS crisis, and was responsible for the UK’s largest ever public health campaign, Don’t Die of Ignorance.
He told us that despite not knowing much about gay culture at the time, he was motivated by the attacks on gay people to launch the Don’t Die of Ignorance campaign.
He also said that while she was empathetic to people living with HIV/AIDS, Margaret Thatcher had no great sympathy for the issue.
You can read more of Lord Fowler’s comments on Yahoo!.
You can read more about our interview with Lord Fowler here.
Find out more about the National HIV Story Trust here.