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NHS to allow HIV positive people to access vaccines without disclosing status

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New NHS England regulations mean people living with HIV will no longer have to disclose their status to get access to Covid-19 vaccinations.

According to i News, campaigners were fearful that many HIV positive people would miss out on the vaccine if they had to discuss their status with their GP.

However, HIV clinics will now be able to refer patients for the vaccine without notifying their GP. Those living with HIV will be contacted shortly and asked whether they are comfortable sharing their status with their GP, or if they would prefer to access the vaccine through an alternative route. Dr Michael Brady, NHS England’s national advisor for LGBTQ+ health, said he encourages everyone who is HIV positive to get the “life-saving vaccine”,.

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