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HIV and the general election - what we should be talking about

The National AIDS Trust and HIV Scotland have joined together to identify the key priorities for the new Parliament which will reduce HIV transmission and improve the lives of people living with HIV across the UK.

Published
15 April 2015
From
NAT press release
Guide for people living with HIV to disability benefit claims

NAT (National AIDS Trust) has developed guidance for people living with HIV on how to provide relevant evidence for new disability benefits applications. 

Published
31 March 2015
From
NAT press release
Positive response to 'gift tokens for undetectable viral load' trial

A US study presented at last month’s HIV Research for Prevention conference found generally positive responses among a selection of participants and clinic staff to a trial

Published
24 November 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Income Protection and Critical Illness Cover non-existent for HIV-positive people

Insurance provision for people living with HIV remains limited, Chris Morgan, lead adviser at Unusual Risks Mortgage & Insurance Services, has found. The firm asked major providers whether they would offer life insurance, income protection or critical illness cover to HIV-positive applicants.

Published
04 November 2014
From
FT Adviser
The Impact of the Welfare Reform on People Living With HIV in England

Based on a survey of 287 people diagnosed with HIV across England the report found that two-thirds of were affected by benefit changes, with nine out of ten reporting poorer health and limited access to HIV care as a result. Handling of the reforms is criticised in the report, in particular assessments and their failure in supporting some of the most vulnerable in our community.

Published
03 April 2014
From
Positively UK
Thousands of HIV patients go hungry as benefit cuts hit

Thousands of people with HIV have been left struggling in poverty by the Government's welfare reforms – with some unable to afford the basic food they need to fight their condition.

Published
23 February 2014
From
The Independent
Long-Awaited 30% Rent Cap in New York to Become a Reality

Today’s announcement by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio during his budget address—that he and Governor Cuomo have reached an agreement for an affordable housing protection for low-income New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS—is a promising sign of what we can accomplish if we work together.

Published
17 February 2014
From
Housing Works
The World Health Organization’s error on HIV self-infection in Greece adds insult to injury for HIV positive Greeks

The idea that people would deliberately get a serious infection in order to stave off poverty is imaginary. What drove the spike in HIV infections in Greece in the past three years was not individuals living on the street but individuals dictating policy at the top, both among the Greek political class and the Troika of lenders, who should be blamed for austerity policies that have proven detrimental to public health.

Published
13 January 2014
From
United Solidarity International
US: Group Says Plans Discourage HIV Patients

A coalition of 31 HIV/AIDS organizations is urging the Obama administration to investigate "a number of disturbing trends" in plans on the insurance exchanges, including plans that don't cover all available HIV drugs and what it termed "egregious cost-sharing designs."

Published
12 December 2013
From
Wall Street Journal
US: Insurance Changes Raise Concerns for HIV Patients

Many H.I.V. patients in Texas live below the poverty line and are therefore ineligible for subsidies on the federal health care exchange. Add Texas’ decision not to expand Medicaid to cover poor adults, and the bulk of low-income H.I.V. patients are missing out on expanded health coverage.

Published
09 December 2013
From
New York Times
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