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Author Topic: Life in UK ? Can anyone enlighten me  (Read 589 times)

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Offline Doctor with hiv

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Life in UK ? Can anyone enlighten me
« on: June 09, 2019, 02:15:06 am »
Hey
So am Luking forward to move to Uk for my further medical studies and Job opportunities there...wanted to Know how is Life as a Poz guy in UK...I mean by Dating and Social Life ... Is Stigma still there?
Also want to know are the meds free for immigrants too in UK from NHS as I'll be working for them if I move
In India there's a lot of stigma as half of the population is uneducated and the other half is ignorant....know one wants to talk Abt this condition as people get scared ...altho I love my country but still I wish to see myself at a place where I am comfortable talking about my status..!
Thanks Love to all

Offline Expat1

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Re: Life in UK ? Can anyone enlighten me
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2019, 10:21:29 am »
IF all else fails, the UK allows getting a 3 month supply from abroad (India) in the mail or via carrier.    See  website iwantprepnow for more info.

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Re: Life in UK ? Can anyone enlighten me
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2019, 07:02:28 am »
Hiya Doc.

Specifically, England at least since October 2012, has a provision that all HIV treatment has been free to all who need it, regardless of your immigration status insurance or contributions. Although aside from HIV medication itself, other healthcare may come with costs, etc

I've included links with information on this that you might find useful. But, do verify & check before moving.

Jim 

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/212952/DH-Guidance-HIV-and-NHS-Charging-fORMATED.pdf

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2012/10/08/162510446/england-offering-free-hiv-treatment-for-visitors

https://www.tht.org.uk/hiv-and-sexual-health/living-well-hiv/your-rights/immigration

https://www.gov.uk/healthcare-immigration-application/overview
« Last Edit: June 19, 2019, 10:41:54 am by Jim Allen »
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Offline fabio

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Re: Life in UK ? Can anyone enlighten me
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2019, 08:47:10 am »
As far as I know meds are free,but all other medical expenses aren't.
If you like rainy weather it's a good place. Rain there might seem light,but it soaks you in minutes. I only went for a week to London to visit my brother and honestly (I don't want to offend anyone And people in England agree with me) London is like a sewer and crazy expensive. Of course dear older brother (who is minted ) paid for all of my expenses hehe.
Scotland and Ireland seem like very good places to go to with a lot of good scenery. Personally I would love to move to Scotland.

Offline CraigJ

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Re: Life in UK ? Can anyone enlighten me
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2019, 03:46:19 pm »
I can confirm that yes life in the UK can be a little damp...
Life in Scotland has one major benefit!!!!
It is one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
But beware of the most dangerous creature to live on the planet resides here
THE MIDGIE...
keep your tigers, black mamba's and great whites.

C xxx
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