Hiv: Statement By Migrationwatch


Health

The latest report from the Health Protection Agency shows that the major source of heterosexual HIV infection in the UK is immigration from sub Saharan Africa 70% of all heterosexual cases diagnosed in the UK are among those born in Africa. Of those diagnosed in 2006, nearly half (46%) were described as Black African.

Commenting, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migrationwatch, said "When it comes to HIV the government are curiously reluctant to address the problem. The best thing they could do to protect health in the UK would be to introduce screening for anyone from a country of high incidence of HIV who wishes to enter Britain for longer than six months. 47 other countries require such tests of immigrants. It is high time that Britain followed suit as we already have for TB."

26th November 2007

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