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NAT Topic - Immigration and asylum

Immigration and asylum

The issue: 

Migrants and asylum seekers are often forced into lives of destitution, which undermines their health and their ability to access treatment. A disproportionate number of these people are living with HIV and they suffer from not having the same access to care as the general population. HIV-positive asylum seekers in immigration centres also frequently become more ill as a direct result of being detained. 

What we do: 

NAT monitors and influences immigration policy and challenges unfair policy decisions which could have a negative impact on the health of people living with HIV. We make key groups aware of their entitlement to treatment on the NHS, we campaign for effective implementation of universal treatment guidelines and for people arriving in the UK to have fast access to HIV testing and treatment. 

BLOG

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The plight of refugees has been a high profile issue in the news, on social media and in the streets...
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In a special blog for Refugee Week, we reflect on how UK asylum policy has shaped – and sometimes undermined...
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Since the news that UKIP LGBT will be part of this year’s Pride parade, NAT has been asked whether we...

PRESS RELEASES

Yusef Azad, Director of Strategy, said: “We strongly disagree with the decision...
Yusef Azad, director of policy and campaigns, NAT (National AIDS Trust), said:“Nigel...
NAT is extremely disappointed to hear that a Home Office review of...

PUBLICATIONS

Policy Briefing: Access to formula milk for mothers living with HIV in the UK
Who has to pay?
How NHS overseas visitors charges apply to migrants and asylum seekers in...

REAL STORIES

"The reality that you have to live with it for life was very daunting."
"I'm really in a poor state and now with the winter coming, I don't know...
"The system itself is difficult and it has been made more difficult." Once my immigration...

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