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  • Trans Woman With HIV Dies During Release From ICE Custody After Being Denied Meds

    An HIV-positive trans woman asylum seeker from El Salvador died during the process of being released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody on June 1 after being denied HIV medication, ThinkProgress reports. She was 25 years old.

    05 June 2019 | The Body
  • Nigel Farage stands by claim that people with HIV should be banned from UK

    Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has stood by his 2014 claim that people living with HIV should not be able to enter the UK.

    12 May 2019 | Pink News
  • Transgender Immigration detainee died of AIDS complications, autopsy shows

    The official autopsy for Honduran migrant Roxsana Hernandez found she had "untreated HIV." Advocates say she was detained after requesting asylum. “I think this person was denied the minimum standard required by U.S. law for prisoners and detainees,” Dr. Chris Beyrer, a public health professor at Johns Hopkins University, told NBC News after reviewing the official autopsy report.

    24 April 2019 | CBS News
  • Autopsy: Migrant detainee died from AIDS complications

    A Honduran transgender migrant, whose 2018 death while in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement sparked protests and calls for an investigation, died of a rare disorder that developed quickly due to AIDS, according to an autopsy released Tuesday.

    10 April 2019 | San Francisco Chronicle
  • UK: Ministers accused of cover-up over migrant health reports

    Ministers have been accused of a cover-up for refusing to release official reports into whether migrants’ health has been harmed since they began being charged upfront for NHS care before they can be treated.

    05 April 2019 | The Guardian
  • HIV and immigration detention staff must jointly ensure good care in immigration removal centres

    NAT and HIV clinicians at BHIVA have produced new guidance (last published in 2009) that supports staff in Immigration Removal Centres (IRCs) and local HIV services to deliver good care. This follows a report published yesterday, by the Home Affairs Select Committee, that raised grave concerns about access to healthcare for people held in IRCs.

    22 March 2019 | NAT
  • US Immigration Groups Want Data On HIV Asylum Seekers

    It's been nearly a decade since the United States began allowing people with HIV from abroad to enter the country as immigrants. But the U.S. has never provided data on the number of HIV-positive refugees or asylum seekers admitted since the immigration law changed in 2010, despite efforts from groups including the Center for American Progress and Immigration Equality.

    18 March 2019 | Gothamist
  • 'I came to Peru to survive': Venezuelans migrating for HIV drugs

    Darwin Zerpa is among those who have fled to Peru to get the antiretrovirals he needs. Now he counsels others with the virus.

    24 February 2019 | The Guardian
  • Migrants wrongly told to pay for NHS care upfront, minister admits

    Hospitals have wrongly told some migrants needing urgent care to pay for it in advance even though they qualified for free treatment on the NHS, the government has admitted for the first time.

    18 February 2019 | The Guardian
  • How to Support African LGBTQ Immigrants at Risk for HIV in the U.S.

    Migrants fleeing violence and persecution and seeking asylum in the U.S., and particularly LGBTQ migrants seeking asylum, come with histories of pre-migration trauma. Furthermore, many LGBTQ asylum seekers have migrated independently from family, experience stigma and discrimination from family and immigrant communities in the U.S., and have specific needs for trauma-informed health care, targeted social services, and community-building.

    23 January 2019 | The Body Pro
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