Letters HIV health tourism

Time to end the political rhetoric on health tourism

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2215 (Published 28 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2215

This article has a correction. Please see:

  1. Jasmine Schulkind, medical student1,
  2. Rachael Biggart, medical student1,
  3. Gemma Bowsher, medical student1
  4. on behalf of Medsin UK
  1. 1Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Audrey Emerton Building, Brighton BN2 5BE, UK
  1. J.Schulkind1{at}uni.bsms.ac.uk

The recent news article that systematically refuted Nigel Farage’s allegations of so called HIV health tourism is commendable.1 It is deeply worrying that as the election debate comes to a climax, false political claims are increasingly made in a vacuum of scientific evidence.

Farage’s deliberate inflammatory comments undermine public health efforts to tackle the rising incidence of HIV infections in the …

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