HIV cash needs

First published in Letters

MORE than 15 years after modern antiretroviral medication transformed HIV into a manageable condition, Terrence Higgins Trust’s new report HIV & Poverty (www.tht.org.uk/poverty) reveals a shocking picture of financial hardship among people with HIV in the UK.

The charity has seen a 15% increase in people accessing its Hardship Fund, which helps people with HIV in severe financial need cover basic living costs, including food, clothing and heating costs. As the full impact of the government’s welfare reforms starts to be felt, it is vital that our council considers the needs of local people with HIV in its plans, and that financial, social and emotional support is available for those whose condition affects their ability to work and maintain financial stability.

HIV and poverty should not be linked. But, without adequate support, financial stress, poor diet, and other factors associated with poverty can lead to mental and physical ill health for people with HIV, in turn making it harder for them to re-enter employment or regain financial control.

Let’s do all we can to make sure that HIV and poverty no longer so often go hand in hand.

Mr Twining Monmouthshire

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1:07pm Mon 3 Mar 14

welshmen says...

Screening third world immigrants on point of entry who come to our Country for medical treatment should be made Law, a need to know is every important it costs the NHS £20,000 + a year for every HIV foreign NHS tourist, what would be more cash friendly would be for the United Nations to front up more money for this Country and others around the world to fight this horrible disease...
Screening third world immigrants on point of entry who come to our Country for medical treatment should be made Law, a need to know is every important it costs the NHS £20,000 + a year for every HIV foreign NHS tourist, what would be more cash friendly would be for the United Nations to front up more money for this Country and others around the world to fight this horrible disease... welshmen
  • Score: 2

1:42pm Mon 3 Mar 14

GardenVarietyMushroom says...

welshmen wrote:
Screening third world immigrants on point of entry who come to our Country for medical treatment should be made Law, a need to know is every important it costs the NHS £20,000 + a year for every HIV foreign NHS tourist, what would be more cash friendly would be for the United Nations to front up more money for this Country and others around the world to fight this horrible disease...
Immigants!! Immigants!! AARRGGHH LOOK OUT WELSHMEN, THEY'RE BEHIND YOU!!
[quote][p][bold]welshmen[/bold] wrote: Screening third world immigrants on point of entry who come to our Country for medical treatment should be made Law, a need to know is every important it costs the NHS £20,000 + a year for every HIV foreign NHS tourist, what would be more cash friendly would be for the United Nations to front up more money for this Country and others around the world to fight this horrible disease...[/p][/quote]Immigants!! Immigants!! AARRGGHH LOOK OUT WELSHMEN, THEY'RE BEHIND YOU!! GardenVarietyMushroom
  • Score: 1

2:30pm Mon 3 Mar 14

cymruambyth says...

welshmen wrote:
Screening third world immigrants on point of entry who come to our Country for medical treatment should be made Law, a need to know is every important it costs the NHS £20,000 + a year for every HIV foreign NHS tourist, what would be more cash friendly would be for the United Nations to front up more money for this Country and others around the world to fight this horrible disease...
What an embarrassing post, which would be better placed on a BNP chat platform. At least there might be some readers there who would sympathise with your views.
[quote][p][bold]welshmen[/bold] wrote: Screening third world immigrants on point of entry who come to our Country for medical treatment should be made Law, a need to know is every important it costs the NHS £20,000 + a year for every HIV foreign NHS tourist, what would be more cash friendly would be for the United Nations to front up more money for this Country and others around the world to fight this horrible disease...[/p][/quote]What an embarrassing post, which would be better placed on a BNP chat platform. At least there might be some readers there who would sympathise with your views. cymruambyth
  • Score: 0

4:38pm Mon 3 Mar 14

welshmen says...

GardenVarietyMushroo
m
wrote:
welshmen wrote:
Screening third world immigrants on point of entry who come to our Country for medical treatment should be made Law, a need to know is every important it costs the NHS £20,000 + a year for every HIV foreign NHS tourist, what would be more cash friendly would be for the United Nations to front up more money for this Country and others around the world to fight this horrible disease...
Immigants!! Immigants!! AARRGGHH LOOK OUT WELSHMEN, THEY'RE BEHIND YOU!!
What's your view Mr byth....and Mushroom
[quote][p][bold]GardenVarietyMushroo m[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]welshmen[/bold] wrote: Screening third world immigrants on point of entry who come to our Country for medical treatment should be made Law, a need to know is every important it costs the NHS £20,000 + a year for every HIV foreign NHS tourist, what would be more cash friendly would be for the United Nations to front up more money for this Country and others around the world to fight this horrible disease...[/p][/quote]Immigants!! Immigants!! AARRGGHH LOOK OUT WELSHMEN, THEY'RE BEHIND YOU!![/p][/quote]What's your view Mr byth....and Mushroom welshmen
  • Score: 3

4:43pm Mon 3 Mar 14

welshmen says...

cymruambyth wrote:
welshmen wrote:
Screening third world immigrants on point of entry who come to our Country for medical treatment should be made Law, a need to know is every important it costs the NHS £20,000 + a year for every HIV foreign NHS tourist, what would be more cash friendly would be for the United Nations to front up more money for this Country and others around the world to fight this horrible disease...
What an embarrassing post, which would be better placed on a BNP chat platform. At least there might be some readers there who would sympathise with your views.
How did Aids get into our Country o wise one....
[quote][p][bold]cymruambyth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]welshmen[/bold] wrote: Screening third world immigrants on point of entry who come to our Country for medical treatment should be made Law, a need to know is every important it costs the NHS £20,000 + a year for every HIV foreign NHS tourist, what would be more cash friendly would be for the United Nations to front up more money for this Country and others around the world to fight this horrible disease...[/p][/quote]What an embarrassing post, which would be better placed on a BNP chat platform. At least there might be some readers there who would sympathise with your views.[/p][/quote]How did Aids get into our Country o wise one.... welshmen
  • Score: 1

7:31am Tue 4 Mar 14

cymruambyth says...

welshmen wrote:
cymruambyth wrote:
welshmen wrote:
Screening third world immigrants on point of entry who come to our Country for medical treatment should be made Law, a need to know is every important it costs the NHS £20,000 + a year for every HIV foreign NHS tourist, what would be more cash friendly would be for the United Nations to front up more money for this Country and others around the world to fight this horrible disease...
What an embarrassing post, which would be better placed on a BNP chat platform. At least there might be some readers there who would sympathise with your views.
How did Aids get into our Country o wise one....
Well Welshmen, I've just returned from a ten-month stay in Cameroon. Best confine yourself to your own home because I might have brought some nasty contagious disease back with me.
[quote][p][bold]welshmen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cymruambyth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]welshmen[/bold] wrote: Screening third world immigrants on point of entry who come to our Country for medical treatment should be made Law, a need to know is every important it costs the NHS £20,000 + a year for every HIV foreign NHS tourist, what would be more cash friendly would be for the United Nations to front up more money for this Country and others around the world to fight this horrible disease...[/p][/quote]What an embarrassing post, which would be better placed on a BNP chat platform. At least there might be some readers there who would sympathise with your views.[/p][/quote]How did Aids get into our Country o wise one....[/p][/quote]Well Welshmen, I've just returned from a ten-month stay in Cameroon. Best confine yourself to your own home because I might have brought some nasty contagious disease back with me. cymruambyth
  • Score: -1

10:28am Tue 4 Mar 14

snappersearch says...

welshmen wrote:
cymruambyth wrote:
welshmen wrote:
Screening third world immigrants on point of entry who come to our Country for medical treatment should be made Law, a need to know is every important it costs the NHS £20,000 + a year for every HIV foreign NHS tourist, what would be more cash friendly would be for the United Nations to front up more money for this Country and others around the world to fight this horrible disease...
What an embarrassing post, which would be better placed on a BNP chat platform. At least there might be some readers there who would sympathise with your views.
How did Aids get into our Country o wise one....
What you gonna do then. Build a dome over these islands with nobody let in and nobody out?. Get real mate
[quote][p][bold]welshmen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cymruambyth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]welshmen[/bold] wrote: Screening third world immigrants on point of entry who come to our Country for medical treatment should be made Law, a need to know is every important it costs the NHS £20,000 + a year for every HIV foreign NHS tourist, what would be more cash friendly would be for the United Nations to front up more money for this Country and others around the world to fight this horrible disease...[/p][/quote]What an embarrassing post, which would be better placed on a BNP chat platform. At least there might be some readers there who would sympathise with your views.[/p][/quote]How did Aids get into our Country o wise one....[/p][/quote]What you gonna do then. Build a dome over these islands with nobody let in and nobody out?. Get real mate snappersearch
  • Score: -2

12:06pm Tue 4 Mar 14

welshmen says...

snappersearch wrote:
welshmen wrote:
cymruambyth wrote:
welshmen wrote:
Screening third world immigrants on point of entry who come to our Country for medical treatment should be made Law, a need to know is every important it costs the NHS £20,000 + a year for every HIV foreign NHS tourist, what would be more cash friendly would be for the United Nations to front up more money for this Country and others around the world to fight this horrible disease...
What an embarrassing post, which would be better placed on a BNP chat platform. At least there might be some readers there who would sympathise with your views.
How did Aids get into our Country o wise one....
What you gonna do then. Build a dome over these islands with nobody let in and nobody out?. Get real mate
Good idea if only..... check the NHS cost before you follow the leader....
[quote][p][bold]snappersearch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]welshmen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cymruambyth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]welshmen[/bold] wrote: Screening third world immigrants on point of entry who come to our Country for medical treatment should be made Law, a need to know is every important it costs the NHS £20,000 + a year for every HIV foreign NHS tourist, what would be more cash friendly would be for the United Nations to front up more money for this Country and others around the world to fight this horrible disease...[/p][/quote]What an embarrassing post, which would be better placed on a BNP chat platform. At least there might be some readers there who would sympathise with your views.[/p][/quote]How did Aids get into our Country o wise one....[/p][/quote]What you gonna do then. Build a dome over these islands with nobody let in and nobody out?. Get real mate[/p][/quote]Good idea if only..... check the NHS cost before you follow the leader.... welshmen
  • Score: 0

12:49pm Tue 4 Mar 14

welshmen says...

cymruambyth wrote:
welshmen wrote:
Screening third world immigrants on point of entry who come to our Country for medical treatment should be made Law, a need to know is every important it costs the NHS £20,000 + a year for every HIV foreign NHS tourist, what would be more cash friendly would be for the United Nations to front up more money for this Country and others around the world to fight this horrible disease...
What an embarrassing post, which would be better placed on a BNP chat platform. At least there might be some readers there who would sympathise with your views.
One of the origins of AIDS is in your moan at me o wise one, the clue!!! is BNP chat platform....
[quote][p][bold]cymruambyth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]welshmen[/bold] wrote: Screening third world immigrants on point of entry who come to our Country for medical treatment should be made Law, a need to know is every important it costs the NHS £20,000 + a year for every HIV foreign NHS tourist, what would be more cash friendly would be for the United Nations to front up more money for this Country and others around the world to fight this horrible disease...[/p][/quote]What an embarrassing post, which would be better placed on a BNP chat platform. At least there might be some readers there who would sympathise with your views.[/p][/quote]One of the origins of AIDS is in your moan at me o wise one, the clue!!! is BNP chat platform.... welshmen
  • Score: 3

1:49pm Tue 4 Mar 14

welshmen says...

cymruambyth wrote:
welshmen wrote:
cymruambyth wrote:
welshmen wrote:
Screening third world immigrants on point of entry who come to our Country for medical treatment should be made Law, a need to know is every important it costs the NHS £20,000 + a year for every HIV foreign NHS tourist, what would be more cash friendly would be for the United Nations to front up more money for this Country and others around the world to fight this horrible disease...
What an embarrassing post, which would be better placed on a BNP chat platform. At least there might be some readers there who would sympathise with your views.
How did Aids get into our Country o wise one....
Well Welshmen, I've just returned from a ten-month stay in Cameroon. Best confine yourself to your own home because I might have brought some nasty contagious disease back with me.
Hope you enjoyed your stay in the Cameroon O wise one, but more important and to the point, HaHa did you remember to put something on the end of it!!, and after ten months in that lovely holiday resort The Cameroon, did you actually get fixed up, or are you still single?....
[quote][p][bold]cymruambyth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]welshmen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cymruambyth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]welshmen[/bold] wrote: Screening third world immigrants on point of entry who come to our Country for medical treatment should be made Law, a need to know is every important it costs the NHS £20,000 + a year for every HIV foreign NHS tourist, what would be more cash friendly would be for the United Nations to front up more money for this Country and others around the world to fight this horrible disease...[/p][/quote]What an embarrassing post, which would be better placed on a BNP chat platform. At least there might be some readers there who would sympathise with your views.[/p][/quote]How did Aids get into our Country o wise one....[/p][/quote]Well Welshmen, I've just returned from a ten-month stay in Cameroon. Best confine yourself to your own home because I might have brought some nasty contagious disease back with me.[/p][/quote]Hope you enjoyed your stay in the Cameroon O wise one, but more important and to the point, HaHa did you remember to put something on the end of it!!, and after ten months in that lovely holiday resort The Cameroon, did you actually get fixed up, or are you still single?.... welshmen
  • Score: 2

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