HIV treatment should be free for everyone in Britain, MPs say

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 24 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:688
  1. Fay evan Emmerik
  1. London

HIV should be reclassified as a sexually transmitted infection so that treatment would be free to all patients, as it is for other such infections, MPs said this week.

A report on sexual health and HIV services by the House of Commons health select committee said people entitled to HIV treatment were being refused it because doctors were confused over who was eligible under last year's tightening up of the 12 month residency rule. This rule …

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