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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.

Published
04 July 2018
From
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."

Published
26 June 2018
From
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.

Published
30 May 2018
From
Evening Standard
Migration officials' access to NHS records 'to be tightened'

The expected concession comes after pressure from MPs worried about patient confidentiality.

Published
09 May 2018
From
BBC Health
AIDS counseling for refugees in Germany: Let's talk about sex!

Without a dildo, but with a condom: This is sex education for refugees, conducted by refugees. InfoMigrants reports from Zirndorf on how AIDS and HIV are discussed in Germany’s asylum-seeker reception facilities.

Published
27 March 2018
From
Info Migrants
A guide for migrants in the face of concerted dehumanisation

Today, MRN is launching a Know Your Rights guide for migrants. We want to help migrants understand and assert their rights in a context where these are being systematically eroded and routinely denied.

Published
14 March 2018
From
Migrants' Rights Network
Our data isn't safe with the NHS - NHS Digital must be rebuilt

NHS Digital's decision to defy the Health Committee recommendation demonstrates starkly that NHS Digital has no real independence but is part of Whitehall, to be leant on by the Home Office or any other government department at will. It has failed totally in its duty to protect patient data, and indeed to understand the basic principles of medical confidentiality which it is meant to champion.

Published
05 March 2018
From
NAT
Call for evidence – Memorandum of understanding on data-sharing between NHS Digital and the Home Office

What is the public health impact of the Memorandum of Understanding on data sharing between NHS Digital, the Home Office, and the Department of Health, particularly on health seeking behaviour and health outcomes of the migrant population?

Published
14 February 2018
From
Migrants' Rights Network
He can't get proper HIV treatment in Venezuela. But he's being deported anyway

Ricardo Querales, who is HIV positive, faces deportation back to Venezuela, where he claims he will die because there is no medication to treat his illness.

Published
05 February 2018
From
Miami Herald
Canada: It's time to stop linking 'loose morals' to immigrants with HIV

A recent example of blatant prejudice is a part of a bigger story about how the Canadian immigration system processes applications made by people with HIV infection. There are more directives governing HIV infection than any other health condition in the immigration system.

Published
02 February 2018
From
The Conversation

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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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