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  • HIV+ people will no longer have to declare status on new travel insurance policy

    A British insurance company says those with an undetectable viral load shouldn’t have to list HIV as a pre-existing medical condition.

    22 June 2018 | Gay Star News
  • HIV discrimination removed from new insurance policy guidance

    The Association of British Insurers (ABI) Guide to Minimum Standards for Critical Illness Cover (CIC), published today, has removed discriminatory content about people living with HIV.

    23 May 2018 | National AIDS Trust
  • The Housing Crisis Is So Bad That Men Are Having To Sleep In Gay Saunas

    Gay saunas are now at a new frontier of the homelessness epidemic, mopping up the capital’s acute shortage of affordable rental properties and social housing. The scale of the problem is so great that some saunas are having to change their admission policies, fearful of contravening licensing laws.

    06 May 2018 | Buzzfeed
  • This Is What Happens To Men Forced To Offer Sex To Avoid Sleeping On The Street

    In the second part of BuzzFeed News' gay sex-for-rent investigation, men speak out about the extreme violence and danger they face, as charities describe the shocking scale of the problem. “There’s never a time when I don’t think ‘This could be it,’” said one man. "'I could lose my life.’”

    06 May 2018 | Buzzfeed
  • New York Will Investigate Reports of Gay Men Denied Insurance

    State financial regulators in New York said Wednesday that they would investigate reports that gay men have been denied insurance policies covering life, disability or long-term care because they were taking medication to protect themselves against H.I.V. Such denials would amount to illegal discrimination based on sexual orientation, and the companies doing so could be penalized, said Maria T. Vullo, the state’s superintendent of financial services.

    15 February 2018 | New York Times
  • Insurers told to catch up on advances in HIV treatment and other medical conditions

    Research published earlier this year revealed that young people receiving the latest HIV drugs now have a “near-normal” life expectancy. Yet despite such profound changes in the health of people with the conditions, one in four say they have been refused a financial product or quoted an unaffordable insurance premium in the past five years.

    07 August 2017 | The Independent
  • PIP: Promoting independence?

    Ever since the abolition of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) was announced, we at NAT have heard a lot of anxiety from people living with HIV about Personal Independence Payment (PIP), which is being brought in to replace DLA.

    21 July 2017 | NAT
  • Gay black men with housing, social support less like to be part of HIV transmission “clusters”

    With the lifetime risk of HIV for black gay men nearing 50% in the U.S., public health experts are keen to identify what’s putting young gay black men at higher risk—and figure out what can be done to protect young gay black men from HIV.

    10 July 2017 | BETA blog
  • Life insurance policyholders with HIV urged to review life cover term

    People with HIV who took out life insurance between 2009 and 2013 should review their policy, Unusual Risks has urged.

    24 May 2017 | Professional Adviser
  • British Mothers With HIV Are Going Hungry To Pay For Formula Milk

    Breastfeeding risks infecting the baby and, according to a new report, mothers living in poverty are sacrificing their health to avoid it. “I have to skip eating lunch to save for food in the evening,” a mum of three told BuzzFeed News.

    03 April 2017 | BuzzFeed
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