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Doctors Are Worried That NHS Charges Will Stop Vulnerable Patients Getting The Treatment They Need

Overseas patients will soon be legally required to pay upfront for some NHS treatments, which many professionals say will get in the way of treating them safely.

Published
13 October 2017
From
BuzzFeed
Protesters stage London demo against plans for patient ID checks

Critics fear checks will destroy relationship NHS staff have with patients and create climate of fear that stops people accessing care

Published
02 October 2017
From
The Guardian
Gay Male Immigrants May be at High Risk of HIV Infection Due to Stigma

MSM migrants are potentially affected by stigmas directed toward sexual minorities and toward immigrants.

Published
04 September 2017
From
Yale School of Public Health
Undocumented migrants more likely to be lost to follow-up and have poor virological outcomes after starting ART, Milan study confirms

Undocumented migrants living with HIV have especially poor rates of retention in care and virological suppression after starting antiretroviral therapy (ART), investigators from Italy report

Published
09 May 2017
By
Michael Carter
Black gay men still at higher risk of HIV in the UK

Gay and bisexual men of black ethnicity are disproportionately more likely to be living with diagnosed HIV than white British men, with no evidence that this health

Published
29 March 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Ensuring Migrants Have Access To HIV, TB Treatment Critical To Reversing Epidemics In Eastern Europe, Central Asia

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.

Published
27 March 2017
From
Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report / Huffington Post
WHO issues ethics guidance to protect rights of TB patients

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.

Published
23 March 2017
From
World Health Organization
Pregnant women without legal status 'too afraid to seek NHS care'

Growing number of women who fear being reported to Home Office or being hit with high bills are avoiding NHS, charities say.

Published
21 March 2017
From
The Guardian
Tuberculosis deaths fall in Europe

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.

Published
21 March 2017
From
Reuters
Report highlights sexual health barriers for gay Asian men in New South Wales

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.

Published
23 February 2017
From
Star Observer

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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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