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October 1, 2012

Free HIV Treatment for All England Residents Now in Effect

HIV treatment is now officially free for all who need it in England, including undocumented migrants and non-United Kingdom citizens, as per legislation that went into effect today, October 1, and has been reviewed in detail by aidsmap. Other countries of the U.K may still technically charge for HIV treatment, depending on immigration status. However, this this hasn’t been actively pursued in Scotland or Wales in recent years; in Northern Ireland, charges for HIV treatment have sometimes been rigorously enforced. The National AIDS Trust (NAT), aidsmap reports, has called for a formal change in the law in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, to ensure that free universal access to HIV treatment is guaranteed across the U.K., not just in England.

To read aidsmap's review of the legislation and access to HIV care in the U.K., click here.

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shobha Reddy, bidar, 2013-12-02 01:41:35
My friend shobha 32 yrs female is aids pts in last 6 yrs cd 4 co8unt is around 500 I want free treatment for my friend

Hunter, Monterrey, 2012-10-08 04:07:51
I kwow Mexico is in the third wolrd... but we also have ful full coverage this "cathastrophic events" aun many peaople,including mysery are reaceving te full and adeacuate tratment and follow aup; dictaided by CDC and IDSA. I receive my 15,600 dlls pero month free, Thanñs to my actual president I am healty

Anti-Intellect, Washington DC, 2012-10-06 18:41:13
I hope to one day see the United States make HIV testing and treatment free for all Americans. It would go a long way towards ending the epidemic. #HIV

Brian, Beantown, 2012-10-02 06:11:15
Good for them, bet they negotiate prices as well with the price gouging pharma companies, it is not ungrateful to ask to be kept alive but not bankrupt the public for the help they provide. Kudos to the UK. A model for the rest of the "civilized world" in this and in parenting of sero-divergent couples...a clear benefit to those getting treatment and to prevention at large. I can hear the call of the dolts in the US already-"We's paying for them?"-illness is not chosen, whatever it is...

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