Health authorities failed to track the deadly toll of Aids and drug addiction in Paris, Marseille and Lyon, a new history shows.
19 February 2014 | The Guardian / Le Monde
Dr Philip Lee MP explains why he tabled an amendment to the Immigration bill concerning entry into the United Kingdom by migrants with HIV or hepatitis B. However while his amendment would have prevented migrants with an infectious disease from entering the country, in this newspaper article he suggests that he proposed a pre-entry screening programme that would allow people to be treated.
04 February 2014 | The Independent
An amendment to a UK immigration bill, which would have banned those living with HIV or hepatitis B from immigrating to the UK, was not considered by MPs before the bill was voted on at Third Reading.
31 January 2014 | Pink News
A group of Tory MPs are backing a proposed ban on HIV positive immigrants to Britain, in a move that has been labelled "the most draconian policy enforced on people with the virus" by campaigners. Conservative MP Dr Phillip Lee has tabled an amendment to the Immigration Bill.
30 January 2014 | Huffington Post
Instead of leaving the treatment of some 150 migrants who are HIV carriers or have full-blown AIDS to voluntary groups scrounging for financial support, the Health Ministry has finally agreed to cover the costs of their medical care and medications.
23 January 2014 | Jerusalem Post
A new report from NAT (National AIDS Trust) shows worrying gaps in HIV treatment and care within the UK’s Immigration Removal Centres (IRCs).
24 December 2013 | NAT press release
We surveyed Immigration Removal Centres (IRC) and HIV clinics local to these IRCs about the treatment and care of HIV positive detainees. There is significant variation in how IRC healthcare teams approach HIV treatment and care, even where two IRCs are co-located and share the same local HIV clinic. This shows that the challenges of the IRC setting can be overcome and patients can receive their right to an equivalent level of HIV care as the NHS provides to the general public.
16 December 2013 | NAT
Life for a migrant worker living with HIV in Thailand isn't easy. They have to set aside Bt1,070 a month to buy anti-retroviral drugs, while facing problems from advantage-takers and abusive employers.
01 December 2013 | The Nation
It is an experience familiar to many foreign English teachers: Soon after arrival in Korea, their blood is taken and screened, with the results submitted to the immigration authorities. The reason? A government policy requires that non-ethnic Korean foreigners wishing to teach children must first prove they’re HIV-free. But, amid a pending U.N. committee ruling on whether the policy constitutes racial discrimination, an unclear picture of the current status and future of testing has emerged across government and educational bodies.
26 November 2013 | Korea Herald
Belgium has taken a substantial step forward in its AIDS response this week with the launch of its first and much-anticipated National Strategic Plan on HIV. The 2014-2019 strategic plan has three central pillars: HIV prevention; testing and treatment; and care and support. It addresses a context in which more than a thousand new HIV infections are being reported each year. The plan prioritizes most affected populations including men who have sex with men and migrant workers.
17 October 2013 | UNAIDS