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HIV testing should not be used to restrict access to UK, report says

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 17 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:124
  1. Debashis Singh
  1. London

    Testing migrants and asylum seekers for HIV at the point of entry into the United Kingdom to restrict access into the country and to medical services would achieve little more than to stigmatise HIV further, a report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on AIDS said last week.

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    Number of new cases of HIV infections in UK for which probable country of infection was an African country

    If the government were to adopt such a policy, not only would it be in breach of international obligations and human rights, but there was no evidence that the policy would be effective in …

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