Enhanced immigration enforcement in US could worsen HIV epidemic

Post Date: 
2018-07-21
Source: 
Infectious Disease News (via Healio)

Dr. Kathleen Page: “Local/national policies have a ripple effect not only in the U.S. but also for other nations,” she told Infectious Disease News. “In the case of HIV, where uninterrupted treatment is so critical to both the patient's health and to prevent transmission in the community, the rising number of deportations, especially within a system that has limited capacity to provide adequate health care, may lead to increased HIV transmission within the U.S. and across our borders.”