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NAT Topic - Immigration

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

Sarah Radcliffe
In a special blog for Refugee Week, we reflect on how UK asylum policy has shaped – and sometimes undermined...
Sarah Radcliffe
Since the news that UKIP LGBT will be part of this year’s Pride parade, NAT has been asked whether we...
Sarah Radcliffe
Like many people I was alarmed this morning to hear Nigel Farage’s comments to Newsweek and on the radio about...

PRESS RELEASES

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

PUBLICATIONS

Policy Briefing: Access to formula milk for mothers living with HIV in the UK

REAL STORIES

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