Wednesday, February 29, 2012

UK Offers Free HIV treatment for foreigners

Foreign nationals are to be offered free treatment for HIV on the NHS under plans backed by the government.
Campaigners say the move in England will reduce the risk of Britons being infected and cut the costs of more expensive later treatment.
Currently only British residents are eligible, which excludes migrants.
The Department of Health said it would bring England into line with Scotland and Wales, and there would be safeguards against "health tourism".

Read more: BBC Health


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