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We recently had the pleasure of interviewing Lord Fowler and adding his testimony to our archive.

Lord Fowler was Health Secretary under Margaret Thatcher and was the minister responsible for the UK’s response to the AIDS pandemic.

In a wide-ranging discussion, Lord Fowler told us about the hostility he encountered towards his campaign on raising awareness on HIV/AIDS and how Margaret Thatcher was happy to leave the issue of HIV/AIDS to others. In fact, Lord Fowler told us she was “neurotic” about not becoming too associated with the topic.

You can read more about Lord Fowler’s time as Health Secretary and his work in the fight against HIV/AIDS on the BBC.

We are very grateful to Lord Fowler for his time.

Find out more about the National HIV Story Trust here.


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