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    Default Free HIV treatment for foreigners, UK

    Foreign nationals are to be offered free treatment for HIV on the NHS under plans backed by the government.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17187179


    There are an estimated 25,000 people with undiagnosed HIV in Britain, many of whom were born abroad.
    People from overseas cannot be treated for the condition unless they pay, which is not the case for other infectious diseases.
    This group of people includes failed asylum seekers, students and tourists.

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    i thought the NHS was getting cuts
    Quote Originally Posted by wotsnext View Post
    Foreign nationals are to be offered free treatment for HIV on the NHS under plans backed by the government.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17187179

    There are an estimated 25,000 people with undiagnosed HIV in Britain, many of whom were born abroad.
    People from overseas cannot be treated for the condition unless they pay, which is not the case for other infectious diseases.
    This group of people includes failed asylum seekers, students and tourists.
    that does not indicate whether they are british or not

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    Already the case in Scotland, makes sense from a public health standpoint.

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    HIV testing should be made mandatory because most people that spread it don't know their status. And if we manage to put all HIV positive people on meds, the virus will stop spreading.

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    Good on UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wotsnext View Post
    This group of people includes failed asylum seekers, students and tourists.
    This probably opens the door for medical tourism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liberal cl View Post
    This probably opens the door for medical tourism.
    Opens the door wider still

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    Quote Originally Posted by wotsnext View Post
    Opens the door wider still
    I stand corrected

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    Quote Originally Posted by liberal cl View Post
    This probably opens the door for medical tourism.
    We've had this policy for a while in Scotland and the millions of people coming over here seeking treatment for HIV we were promised by some never appeared. Take that for what you will.

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