Call for HIV tests for immigrants from Southern Africa


December 02, 2004

Migrationwatch UK today issued a paper (Read Report) drawing attention to the very large number of HIV infections from three African countries. Last year infections acquired in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi accounted for a quarter of all new cases in the UK.

Commenting, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migrationwatch UK, said, "This has gone far enough, public health must come before political correctness. At the very least visas must be required for Malawians and HIV tests introduced for all three countries. Applications can then be considered in the light of all the circumstances.

Professor Roger Williams, Professor of Hepatology and Director, Institute of Hepatology, University College London said, "Pressures on the National Health Service are already intense. There is a very reliable test for HIV. We cannot continue much longer without taking this necessary step"

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