Michel Kazatchkine: There must be a halt to the deportation of migrants based on health status in the countries where it is still in practice; the region needs to ensure migrants have access to HIV services, including ART, and to full course TB/MDR-TB treatment in the host country; national and regional responses around infectious diseases like HIV and TB urgently need to be reviewed to include migrants as a vulnerable group.
27 March 2017 | Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report / Huffington Post
New tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidance, launched today by the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to help ensure that countries implementing the End TB Strategy adhere to sound ethical standards to protect the rights of all those affected.
23 March 2017 | World Health Organization
The number of people developing and dying from tuberculosis (TB) is falling in Europe, but among the most vulnerable - including migrants, prisoners and people who are HIV positive - there have been worrying increases, data showed on Monday.
21 March 2017 | Reuters
The research shows that sexual practices among gay Asian men in Sydney have changed over recent years. Rates of condomless intercourse with casual partners have increased to 37 per cent from 14 per cent in 2002, now on par with the general gay community. ACON call for effective strategies to enhance HIV prevention and education in the community.
23 February 2017 | Star Observer
Immigrant women living with HIV often juggle multiple identities, all of which are the target of discrimination and stigma: HIV status, female gender, person of color, foreign accent and/or poor command of English. Many also come from countries with a high prevalence of HIV and/or have experienced trauma and abuse during their journey to the U.S. These disadvantages are compounded by policies that prevent immigrants' access to health insurance, fear of immigration enforcement, low socio-economic status and cultural belief systems that may be at odds with mainstream U.S. health care practices.
03 January 2017 | The Body
South Africa and Zimbabwe have made significant strides rolling out antiretroviral programmes. But the regional expansion of antiretroviral programmes still needs much work and needs to integrate migration.
15 December 2016 | The Conversation
Report issued by Canadian university researchers calls for fairness and accuracy in the newsroom and an end to coverage that stigmatizes people with HIV.
07 December 2016 | Positive Lite
Clinical trials and demonstration projects in Europe have focused solely on men having sex with men (MSM). In contrast to global PrEP research, Europe seems to have overlooked heterosexuals at risk of HIV, mostly sub-Saharan African migrants and other ethnic minorities from endemic regions. Research should urgently investigate how to offer PrEP to all people in need: how to stimulate demand, how to deliver it, and how to support adherence.
31 October 2016 | The Lancet HIV (requires free registration)
Tuberculosis incidence in the UK has declined over the past four years, with fewer numbers of new migrants diagnosed with the disease. A new study, published in The Lancet finds that migrants arriving on visas to the UK from countries at high risk of TB and who were pre-screened for TB, pose a negligible risk of onwards infection, despite being at increased risk of developing TB themselves.
13 October 2016 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Nigel Farage has defended his policy of rejecting migrants with HIV from coming into the UK, saying Britain should “put our own people first”.
12 June 2016 | The Independent