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Migrant women face £6,000 birth bill under 'health tourism' laws

Charities say undocumented women have to make difficult choices about accessing maternity care because of crippling NHS fees.

Published
04 February 2016
From
The Guardian
For African women with HIV, not breastfeeding is not easy

Healthcare providers need to understand that for HIV-positive African women, following advice not to breastfeed in order to protect their babies from the virus takes a high emotional toll, a U.K. study suggests.

Published
29 January 2016
From
Reuters
Department of Heath launches consultation on health charges for 'visitors and migrants' in England

The Department of Health has announced its public consultation on Government proposals to charge visitors and migrants for health services received through the NHS in England.

Published
08 December 2015
From
Migrants' Rights Network
For African migrants in Europe, destitution shapes sexual behaviour and HIV risk

For African migrants recently arrived in France, periods without a residence permit, secure housing or enough money are very common and are associated with transactional and casual

Published
01 December 2015
By
Roger Pebody
'The Fact That I Have HIV Is Not Because Of What I Did - It's Because Of What I Didn't Do'

UK activist Angelina Namiba talks to Marie Claire about her HIV: "People still ask me ‘how I got’ HIV, almost assuming that I must have done something wrong. But HIV doesn’t discriminate, no matter whether you’re rich or poor, young or old, black or white, you name it. The fact that I have HIV is not because of what I did, it’s because of what I didn’t do. And what I didn’t do is what millions of young people are not doing in this world today – they’re not using a condom."

Published
19 November 2015
From
Marie Claire
UK’s latest HIV figures show the need to scale up HIV testing and prevention

The latest annual report by Public Health England shows that, although the number of gay men who have HIV without knowing it has declined in recent

Published
19 November 2015
By
Roger Pebody
The hidden story of HIV in the UK - and why women need to take ownership

After my initial shock at the reaction to Charlie Sheen's announcement, I started to realise there was a side to this debate missing. Because, here in the UK, two out of three cases of HIV diagnosed are among black Africans. They make up a little over two per cent of entire UK population yet we account for nearly half of HIV diagnosis.

Published
19 November 2015
From
The Telegraph
Women living with HIV in the UK continue to have poorer treatment outcomes

Women have triple the rate of poor treatment outcomes of gay men and the gap has not narrowed over the last decade, according to an analysis from

Published
13 November 2015
By
Roger Pebody
The majority of migrants living with HIV in Europe may have acquired HIV in their new country

A study presented at the 15th European AIDS Conference yesterday found evidence that the majority of migrants living with HIV in Europe, and who were diagnosed less than

Published
23 October 2015
By
Gus Cairns
The humanitarian crisis within our borders

Asylum destitution in the UK can be prevented, as can the illness it causes. Write to your MP about why the cut to family asylum support must be reversed.

Published
24 September 2015
From
NAT
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