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    Hi,
    Why do the visa requirements require only a TB test and not HIV.
    There seems to be a recuring problem with HIV infection among immigrants so why havent the authorities included this in the rules ?

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    Hi,
    Why do the visa requirements require only a TB test and not HIV.
    There seems to be a recuring problem with HIV infection among immigrants so why havent the authorities included this in the rules ?

    Rob
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    The HIV test comes when you try to get your beloved insured in the UK

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    TB is far more infectious. You can't transmit HIV by coughing, sneezing or speaking to someone.
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    As Paul says, TB is an airbourne virus.
    HIV, however, can only be passed by intercourse, blood transfer or breast milk.

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    still a valid point .hiv tests are not that hard to get now but i think the uk goverment should of started them a few years ago.while HIV in thailand is a problem. thailand does have a sensible approach to the disease and it is not at epidemic proportionns in thailand like some people think.

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    Thanks,
    Fair comment. But the cost to the UK of this virus (that can hide itself for a few years ) is a significant cost to our NHS. For the benefit of UK Visas staff I mean a drain on public funds !
    My limited knowledge suggests its a sop to human rights laws, and the reality is that a HIV positive person is unlikely to get clear of TB.
    Regarding the transmission of HIV, a significant number of cases notified here as UK infections are sourced from non UK citizens.
    Also the costs of treating TB are alot lower than the costs of a lifetime supply of anti retroviral drugs used to control HIV.
    It doesnt make sense to me.
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