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  • UKIP forced to leave London offices after HIV activists dump horse s--t outside

    UKIP has been kicked out their offices in Croydon, after a group of HIV activists dumped a pile of horse manure outside on World AIDS Day. The party’s local chairman Winston McKenzie announced yesterday to Steven Downes of Inside Croydon that the protest “was the last straw” for their office owners – and UKIP will have to find a new home.

    15 December 2014 | Act Up press release
  • Blinded by Fear: How Politics Influenced Medical Policy in Greece

    There is no one particular reason for Greece’s stringent policies on HIV. Rather, the combination of political power plays, economic instability, and societal fear planted the seeds for criminalization of the disease.

    10 December 2014 | The Politic
  • World Aids Day 2014: HIV positive activists dump manure outside Ukip office in protest against 'bull****'

    HIV-positive activists have dumped half a ton of manure outside a Ukip office on World Aids Day, saying “what goes around comes around”. Members of the London-based Aids Coalition to Unleash Power (Act Up) said they wanted to show Nigel Farage what they thought of his recent statements suggesting people with Aids should be barred from entering the UK.

    02 December 2014 | The Independent
  • Farage's "people of quality"

    Nigel Farage is simply exploiting both people living with HIV, and the stigma attached to HIV, for his own political gains. If he whips up a little furore to scare the public about HIV, whilst Ebola is in the news, he thinks he’ll have the public eating out of his hands. Don’t believe his poisonous lies, don’t let him have his way.

    16 October 2014 | Beyond Positive
  • Nigel Farage defends plan to bar immigrants with HIV from NHS care

    Farage, speaking during an LBC radio phone-in, was confronted by a Briton with HIV who accused him of “playing the race card” and that ramping up fear would make people with HIV hide rather than seek the treatment they needed.

    10 October 2014 | The Guardian
  • BHIVA statement in response to the call by Nigel Farage to ban people with HIV from migrating to the UK

    In response to today's comments by Nigel Farage in a Newsweek Europe interview, Dr David Asboe, Chair of the British HIV Association, said: "Mr Farage's suggestion that people with HIV should be banned from migrating to the UK is an example of the most deplorable kind of bigotry.

    10 October 2014 | British HIV Association
  • Douglas Carswell fails to endorse plan by Farage for ban on migrants with HIV

    Tensions between Nigel Farage and Douglas Carswell were highlighted on Friday when the newly elected Ukip MP declined to offer a specific endorsement of his leader’s call for a ban on migrants with HIV from entering the UK. Carswell, whose father Wilson was one of the first doctors to identify HIV/Aids in Uganda in the 1980s, said Farage’s position had been mischaracterised by the Guardian.

    10 October 2014 | The Guardian
  • Why barriers at the UK border won’t work for HIV

    No one is going to set up booths with testing kits at Heathrow and Gatwick airports, let alone at the Channel ports

    10 October 2014 | The Guardian
  • Keep HIV-positive migrants out of Britain, says Ukip’s Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage was accused of stooping to a “new level of ignorance” after he called for people who have tested positive for HIV to be banned from migrating to Britain as a “good start” in controlling the UK’s borders.

    10 October 2014 | The Guardian
  • AIDS conference delegates seek asylum in Australia

    At least 25 delegates who attended Melbourne’s high-profile AIDS conference intend to seek asylum in Australia after failing to board their flights home last week. The men and women, who are mostly from African countries including Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia, decided to stay in Melbourne after the week-long conference finished on July 25.

    04 August 2014 | Sydney Morning Herald
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