Three openly HIV-positive candidates lose out on Parliamentary seats
Two Liberal Democrat and one Green Party candidates who all revealed that they are HIV-positive lost out in last night’s election.
Lib Dems Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett and Paul Childs and Green Party candidate David Kirwan all failed to be elected to their seats.
He said he was “looking for it”, when he had unprotected sex with men, and was almost certain which partner infected him with HIV.
Katy Hoey retained the seat for Labour with 53% of the vote.
Mr Childs said that he was diagnosed following a routine test in 2011, after embarking on a relationship with a new partner.
He lost out to Labour’s Louise Ellman who gained 67% of the vote.
He also became the first to announce that he was diagnosed with AIDS.
Mr Kirwan lost to Vernon Rodney Coaker for Labour.