Social & legal issues for people with HIV

NAM would like to acknowledge NAT's advice and support in the development of this resource. NAT (National AIDS Trust) is a UK charity – you can find out more about them on their website www.nat.org.uk.

  • Employment

    Information about employment law and the Equality Act, with suggestions on dealing with workplace issues that people with HIV may face....

  • Anti-discrimination legislation

    How the Equality Act protects people with HIV against discrimination when using businesses and services, including health care....

  • Housing

    Advice on housing issues for people with HIV, including homelessness, social housing and harassment from neighbours....

  • Personal finance

    Information on insurance, mortgages, pensions and savings for people living with HIV in the UK....

  • Making a will

    Why it’s important to have a will and how to prepare one....

  • Travel

    Information on travel restrictions, travelling with medication, vaccinations, travel insurance and obtaining health care abroad....

  • Immigration and asylum

    An overview of immigration law and the asylum process as it may affect people with HIV....

  • Access to health care

    Information on the provision of NHS health care to non-UK citizens....

  • Transmission of HIV as a criminal offence

    Information about policing and prosecutions of HIV transmission....

  • Powers to regulate people with HIV

    Information about judicial orders given to individuals who have an infection and are putting others at risk....

  • Confidentiality

    Information about the law of confidentiality, both in medical and non-medical settings....

  • Consent to HIV tests and treatment

    The right to refuse medical tests and treatment, and how this applies to adults without mental capacity, pregnant women, children and young people....

  • End-of-life issues

    Information about delegating decisions, declaring future treatment wishes and financial planning, as well as formalities after a death....

  • Prisoners

    How health care is provided in prison and which HIV prevention materials can be supplied....

  • Services for people with HIV

    An overview of how health and social services are provided in the UK....

Social & legal issues for people with HIV

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