Access to health care

Roger Pebody

Since October 2012, all HIV treatment has been free to all who need it, regardless of immigration status, in England.

Nonetheless, people with HIV may occasionally have difficulties accessing other types of health care or be asked to pay for it – for example when needing maternity care, kidney dialysis, cancer treatment or GP services.1


  1. Hundt A “Healthcare” in Support for asylum seekers and other migrants. Eds Willman & Knafler, Legal Action Group, 2009


Written by: Roger Pebody

With thanks to: Chris Morley (George House Trust), Joe Murray (NAT), Yusef Azad (NAT), Sarah Radcliffe (NAT), Fizza Qureshi (Doctors of the World UK), Gary Christie (Scottish Refugee Council), Hannah Abbs (Southend Borough Council)

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap