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July 17, 2009

New guidance on healthcare for HIV-positive asylum seekers in detention

"The National AIDS Trust (NAT) and the British HIV Association (BHIVA) have issued best practice guidance to support asylum seekers living with HIV while they are detained by the government. The document, which was developed in co-operation with healthcare managers at detention centres, outlines steps to ensure that migrants are not forced to interrupt antiretroviral treatment and can have access to healthcare and support while their application is decided, or while waiting to be removed from the country. It describes the roles and responsibilities both of detention centre staff and HIV clinicians."

Read more in Aidsmap, July 16, 2009.

Could a document like this be prepared for the U.S.?