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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
  • Situation Improving For HIV-Positive Individuals Detained at the United States Border

    Individuals with HIV who have been detained by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement are far more likely to be released having had some consultation about their health and steps to improve their outlook compared with those who were detained several years ago, according to new research presented the 2018 ID Week Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

    12 October 2018 | MD Magazine
  • Desperate border crossings, as Venezuela runs short of HIV drugs

    Venezuela's economic meltdown has triggered the biggest exodus of people in modern Latin American history.

    03 October 2018 | Reuters
  • The Violence of Uncertainty — Undermining Immigrant and Refugee Health

    "Immigrants and refugees in the United States have long faced structural violence due to unequal access to health care. Now we are seeing an emerging form of violence inflicted on these groups, enacted through systematic personal, social, and institutional instability that exacerbates inequality and injects fear into the most basic of daily interactions. We refer to such violence as “the violence of uncertainty.”

    02 October 2018 | NEJM
  • 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
  • Improved Transnational HIV Care Needed for Deported Immigrants

    As more immigrants from Latin America are detained and deported from the United States, the transnational coordination of care for HIV must be strengthened to prevent poor health outcomes, according to a viewpoint published in Lancet HIV.

    28 August 2018 | Infectious Disease Advisor
  • Trump Agency Is Using Federal HIV Funds to Separate Immigrant Families

    “We oppose diverting Ryan White funds to cover a policy that is a violation of basic human decency,” says AIDS United about the report.

    11 July 2018 | Poz
  • For Immigrants Living With HIV, an Impossible Choice Between Viral Suppression and Deportation

    The themes of separation, trauma, and having to decide between one's own health and the safety of those one loves can be found all across the country in immigrant communities from Alabama and Ohio to Los Angeles and New York City.

    04 July 2018 | The Body
  • 'God Knows Us. God Loves Us.' - Life On The Margins In L.G.B.T. Africa

    Elton John writes: "We asked the photographer Robin Hammond to take his camera to countries like Kenya and Ghana, where homosexuality is illegal, and to Mozambique, where it is widely condemned, as part of his “ Where Love Is Illegal ” project. By depicting local advocates and by sharing their stories, these images and narratives show that those affected by this epidemic are not evil. In fact, they’re not really any different from anyone else."

    26 June 2018 | New York Times
  • 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
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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.

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