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  • Home Office scraps scheme that used NHS data to track migrants

    The Home Office has abandoned a controversial “hostile environment” scheme using NHS data to track down patients believed to be breaching immigration rules. In the face of a legal challenge brought by the Migrants’ Rights Network, a memorandum of understanding between the Department of Health, NHS Digital and the Home Office is being scrapped.

    12 November 2018 | The Guardian
  • 'Growing up, it felt like I was too gay to be black and too black to be gay'

    "What it's like coming out as a black man when people see it as a 'white thing'" - Phil Samba talks to BBC Radio 5 live about coming out as black and gay in the UK

    05 November 2018 | BBC
  • NHS fees for maternity care 'putting migrant mothers at risk'

    Vulnerable women becoming distressed by legacy of ‘hostile environment’, report says

    18 September 2018 | The Guardian
  • UK: Black Straight Men Face Highest Rate Of Late Diagnosis of HIV

    A study has revealed that black African heterosexual men are most likely to be diagnosed of HIV late

    13 September 2018 | The Voice
  • 8,900 checks on NHS ‘health tourists’ find just 50 liable to pay

    A pilot scheme set up by Jeremy Hunt to check whether patients were entitled to free NHS care found only a tiny number were ineligible, the Evening Standard can reveal.

    30 May 2018 | Evening Standard
  • UK Adolescents with Perinatally-Acquired HIV Are Not at Increased Risk of Anxiety, Depression

    Adolescents and Adults Living with Perinatal HIV (AALPHI) is an ongoing study in the United Kingdom that follows a cohort of young people with perinatally-acquired HIV (PHIV) and a control group of HIV-affected youth, who have a parent, sibling, or other household member living with HIV.

    24 March 2018 | MD Magazine
  • A guide for migrants in the face of concerted dehumanisation

    Today, MRN is launching a Know Your Rights guide for migrants. We want to help migrants understand and assert their rights in a context where these are being systematically eroded and routinely denied.

    14 March 2018 | Migrants' Rights Network
  • Our data isn't safe with the NHS - NHS Digital must be rebuilt

    NHS Digital's decision to defy the Health Committee recommendation demonstrates starkly that NHS Digital has no real independence but is part of Whitehall, to be leant on by the Home Office or any other government department at will. It has failed totally in its duty to protect patient data, and indeed to understand the basic principles of medical confidentiality which it is meant to champion.

    05 March 2018 | NAT
  • Dr Nneka Nwokolo: Put the power in your hands

    Dr Nneka Nwokolo shared with the TEDxEuston community her wish to prevent African women from getting HIV needlessly. As a HIV consultant, she has witnessed in her practice how a ground-breaking pill called PrEP can help stop the spread of HIV amongst African women in addition to the traditional preventative methods such as condoms. This is a game changer that put’s choice and power into the hands of women who are at risk of getting HIV on the continent and its diaspora.

    20 February 2018 | TEDxEuston / YouTube
  • Call for evidence – Memorandum of understanding on data-sharing between NHS Digital and the Home Office

    What is the public health impact of the Memorandum of Understanding on data sharing between NHS Digital, the Home Office, and the Department of Health, particularly on health seeking behaviour and health outcomes of the migrant population?

    14 February 2018 | Migrants' Rights Network
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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
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