The question, one the National AIDS Trust also wants answered, is how serious is the Government about tackling HIV? Whilst we have a strategy for conditions such as flu and autism, the national strategy for sexual health and HIV in England came to an end in 2010 and two years on, no replacement has been published.
Nadine Dorries' proposals have been lambasted as being out of touch, based on religiosity and an attempt to impose Christian moral values on others as well as being sexist by targeting girls exclusively. Perhaps some of this is true and certainly some of her reasoning behind the bill is questionable if we are being polite, ludicrous if we are being blunt. But I can't help but think that whilst not hitting the nail on the head, she has touched a nerve that we as a society need to acknowledge and the government and educational authorities need to address.