In his speech for World AIDS Day 2013, leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband has expressed a need for more to be done to help people around the world living with HIV.

In the video recorded for World AIDS Day 2013, which takes place today, 1 December, the Labour Party Leader notes the 100,000 people living with HIV in the UK, and 35 million around the world.

He says: “It’s really important that we continue to mark World AIDS Day. It is important for the hundred thousand people living with HIV here in Britain. Some of them unaware of it, some of them facing stigma and discrimination. And it’s important too for the 35 million people all around the world, living with HIV. Many of them not having access to the medical treatment they need.

“We have so much further to go to help them, and I am determined the Labour Party does its part. That’s why we’re marking World AIDS Day.”

As well as Mr Miliband, the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister both pledge their ongoing support for people living with HIV and commitment to tackling HIV in the UK and abroad.

Ed Miliband is the leader of the Labour Party and leader of the Opposition.