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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.

Published
12 May 2019
From
Pink News
Travel-related health problems common among HIV-positive migrants in France who visit sub-Saharan Africa

Travel-related illnesses – especially diarrhoea, respiratory complaints and malaria – are common among HIV-positive sub-Saharan African migrants visiting their countries of origin, according to a study by

Published
07 May 2019
By
Michael Carter
Disclosure of HIV linked to longer relationships for African migrants living in France

Disclosure of HIV status did not precipitate relationship break-ups after an HIV diagnosis for sub-Saharan African migrants living in Paris in a study conducted by Dr Mireille Le

Published
06 May 2019
By
Krishen Samuel
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.

Published
24 April 2019
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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.

Published
10 April 2019
From
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.

Published
05 April 2019
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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.

Published
22 March 2019
From
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.

Published
18 March 2019
From
Gothamist
Mismatch between US infant feeding policies and the lived experience of HIV-positive women

US guidelines recommending that HIV-positive women feed their infants formula milk instead of breast milk create unique challenges for patients and healthcare providers alike, according to a mixed-methods

Published
26 February 2019
By
Krishen Samuel
'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.

Published
24 February 2019
From
The Guardian
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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.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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