§ Ms Roseanna Cunningham
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what plans he has to provide additional resources for HIV/AIDS therapy in Scotland in light of the increased availability of more effective HIV/AIDS drug treatments; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) what steps he will take to ensure that there is sufficient funding for HIV/AIDS clinics in Scotland to meet the anticipated increased demand for their services; and if he will make a statement; 
(3) what steps he will take to ensure full availability of combination therapies, counselling services, dietetic treatments, in-patient services, psychiatric support in the community and district nurse services and other necessary services for HIV/AIDS patients; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Gorrie
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will provide additional funds for the provision of the new combination therapies for HIV/AIDS patients. 381W
§ Mr. Galbraith
It is for health boards to consider the treatment and care to be provided to HIV/AIDS patients in their areas in the light of local needs and of the total resources available to them. The implications of the new combination therapies will be among the factors they consider.
In the current year, health boards in Scotland have been given, within their general allocations, funds totalling £9.6 million to respond to the treatment and care needs of persons with HIV/AIDS. In addition, boards are receiving some £6.4 million to engage in prevention activities.