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Immigrants with HIV may face death if deported from UK

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3893 (Published 22 September 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3893
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

Deporting immigrants who have HIV or AIDS threatens not only the global goal of achieving universal access to treatment but also their lives, concludes a report launched in parliament this week by a group of health and human rights charities at an event hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on AIDS.

Neil Gerrard MP, vice chairman of the group and chairman of the All-Party Group on Refugees, told the BMJ that they were calling on ministers to “ensure that migrants aren’t deported to countries where treatment may not be available.” He said that although it was difficult to get accurate data on HIV positive migrants threatened with expulsion, “we’re almost certainly talking of at least hundreds of …

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