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Second Parliamentary Candidate Reveals He Is HIV+ And Accuses Farage Of Scaremongering

The Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Liverpool Riverside has told BuzzFeed News that he has been living with HIV for three years and is disgusted with Nigel Farage’s comments about the condition.

Published
08 April 2015
From
Buzzfeed
We Asked Foreign Born British HIV Patients About Nigel Farage's 'Health Tourist' Comments

Has Nigel Farage got a point? Can a few thousand foreign born HIV patients be held responsible for the NHS's financial black hole? I went to meet some of these HIV positive "health tourists" to find out how their holidays are going and ask whether it would be cheaper for everyone if they they just went somewhere and died.

Published
07 April 2015
From
Vice
End stigmatizing language in tuberculosis research and practice

Traditional terms invoke metaphors of transgression and punishment rather than of dignity and cure. Phrases such as “treatment defaulter” and “initial defaulter” apply the moral judgment of loan nonpayment to describe patients who stop treatment or never start it. Other phrases, such as “tuberculosis suspect,” treat patients as if they had committed a crime.

Published
07 April 2015
From
EATG / BMJ
Nigel Farage on the NHS: Half of voters agrees that HIV patients cost UK too much money

Nigel Farage was last week slammed by a HIV-positive migrant for attacking the number of foreign nationals who receive treatment on the NHS. But a poll has since suggested that half of voters agree with the Ukip leader.

Published
07 April 2015
From
The Independent
Uganda: women and girls bear burden of HIV caregiving

James Odong explores how the burden of caregiving falls heavily on girls, affecting their quality of life and education opportunities, as well as bringing added vulnerabilities.

Published
07 April 2015
From
Key Correspondents
HIV-positive man slams Nigel Farage for 'deeply offensive' remarks

Nigel Farage’s decision to use the TV debate to attack the number of foreign nationals receiving treatment for HIV has been attacked as “deeply offensive” by campaigners – including a Nigerian man whose life is being prolonged by the NHS. Bisi Alimi, 40, was diagnosed with HIV in 2004 but was unable to access treatment in Nigeria for fear of being revealed to be a homosexual. When he was outed in 2007 he came to the UK.

Published
07 April 2015
From
Independent
HIV: are 60% of those diagnosed not British nationals?

Analysis of Nigel Farage's claim: both the number and proportion given are inaccurate, and the data available records country of birth, not nationality.

Published
07 April 2015
From
Full Fact
Do foreigners come to the UK to get HIV treatment?

Experts say there is no evidence to support Nigel Farage’s claim that foreigners come to Britain primarily to access life-saving HIV treatment.

Published
03 April 2015
From
The Guardian
Nigel Farage's HIV claim criticised by leaders' debate rivals

Ukip leader used television debate to claim it costs £25,000 to treat each foreign patient with HIV, saying those born abroad account for 60% of diagnoses

Published
03 April 2015
From
The Guardian
I'm Young, I'm Gay, and I'm Not Afraid of HIV

Every day more than 5,700 people contract HIV — that’s 240 new infections every hour. Worldwide, 35 million people live with the virus, which is nearly the population of California (that's about one out of eight people who live in the U.S.). But despite the increase in HIV infections, I’m not afraid of HIV. There, I said it. Now, let me explain. I’m not afraid of HIV because I’m in control of my health and status. If I discovered I was positive, I would be anxious but definitely not afraid. The scariest part of a being HIV-positive would be battling stigma every day — not be the medical implications.

Published
02 April 2015
From
HIV Plus Mag

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