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NUJ responds to Daily Mail front page HIV story

3 August 2016

The NUJ has responded to today's Daily Mail front page that refers to HIV medicine as a 'lifestyle drug' under the headline ‘What a skewed sense of values’.

Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary, said:

"LGBT NUJ members have contacted the union today in response to the Daily Mail’s front page this morning which chose to regurgitate out-dated homophobic tropes that we had hoped had gone away by now.
"It is not just gay men who are affected by HIV and medicine is not a lifestyle choice.
"It is deeply troubling that the Mail continues to pit members of the public against each other when accessing healthcare - the NHS should be adequately funded by the government so it can care for all of us."

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