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I LOVE the UK National Health Service
      #251945 - 09/03/10 08:27 PM

I can't imagine how people in so many countries deal with the stress of having to pay for their HAART.

Here in the UK I don't even pay the standard prescription charge of £7.20 for my medication it is totally free at the point of use. All my bloodwork is free as are all my appointments. I have access to a health advisor and a psycologist who specialises in HIV if I felt the need (some of these services vary from region to region which is odd given how small a place we are!)

I had an Atripla rash and the hospital dispensed me free Citirzine and loratadine even though it only costs a few pounds. Even stuff like acyclovir for shingles and dovobet for psoriasis only costs £7.20.

I think if you earn £24 000 pa you pay around £900 National Insurance contributions.

If only everywhere had health care like this. Now the task is to stop the ConDem (conservative/liberal democrat coalition) government from privatising everything!

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Loc: London UK
Re: I LOVE the UK National Health Service new
      #263462 - 06/02/12 11:41 PM

The other good thing is you can pay monthly for a subscription if you need more than 10 items a year too. Information is available from your pharmacist / dr

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