Fear of Infection / The Infectiousness of Fear

by Brian Mullin Which factors contribute most to the spread of infection?  How about these? Poverty. Misinformation. Fear. Combine them, and you’ve really got an epidemic on your hands, as several recent news stories have proven yet again, especially the comments published yesterday from UKIP Leader Nigel Farage that HIV+ people should be banned from…

Join the Fight! Tell Parliament We Want DocsNotCops

ACT UP  stands in opposition to the misguided, discriminatory health measures in the Immigration Bill.  You can sign on to our petition at this link! FOR OVER 65 YEARS, the NHS has been built on the principle of universal health coverage, ‘free at the point of access’…   THAT ALL CHANGES:  — when lawful, legal…

IMMIGRATION BILL: THE FACTS

“HIV & AIDS is foremost a political crisis, as well as a medical emergency, we will use every means possible to call out and contain this pandemic” – so says the mission statement of ACT UP: London. As activists involved in fight against HIV and AIDS we know and understand the weight of the pandemic,…

Say No to Charges for the NHS – Stop the Health Care Clauses in the Immigration Bill!

The proposed Immigration Bill, currently before the House of Lords, would create a two-tiered Health Service — instituting unprecedented charges for primary & emergency care. Do we want the Home Office monitoring our healthcare? Should we have to prove our identity before treatment in A&E?? These discriminatory, intrusive & misguided measures will NOT save costs — they will discourage people from seeking…

McConaughey is Silent on AIDS, But the Rest of Us Cannot Be

By Brian Mullin Earlier this month, Matthew McConaughey won the Best Actor Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club and never mentioned HIV/AIDS once, even though the prize (and the revitalization of his career) came from playing one of the many millions of real people who have died in the epidemic.  Instead McConaughey took time to mention…