Foreigners to be offered free treatment for HIV on the NHS
Those from abroad, including failed asylum seekers, students and tourists are currently barred from receiving free HIV treatment - unlike other infectious diseases.
However, the Government is to support proposals recommended by peers which will end the anomaly and allow free treatment even for those not legally settled in Britain.
Campaigners argue that the free treatment is essential as it reduces the risk of Britons being infected - and can help people to be treated for HIV before their condition becomes serious and life-threatening.
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"Foreigners to be offered free treatment for HIV on the NHS", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2012. Consulté le 05/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/foreigners-to-be-offered-free-treatment-for-hiv-on-the-nhs