Pop music legend, Sir Elton John, has met Prime Minister David Cameron at Downing Street. They held talks to discuss the work of his Aids foundation. He is concerned that UK HIV diagnoses has almost doubled in the last decade, with a 70% rise in gay and bisexual men. HIV prevention groups have spoken out about government funding cuts that they say will put gay men’s health at risk.
The singer, known for his works including ‘Sorry’ and ‘Candle In The Wind’, also spoke to International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell. Since 1992, the Elton John Aids Foundation, which his partner David Furnish is Chairman, has raised more than £130 million. It runs prevention programmes and campaigns against stigma and discrimination surrounding the illness. Both the PM and Sir Elton are keen to continue with the positive steps being made in tackling the disease.