The words Free HIV were trending earlier. The government has done something sensible and are giving free HIV treatment to foreign nationals who are in the UK. This is a straightforward decision with a sound medical basis but the media in particular the Telegraph has condemned the action.
Offering free treatment for HIV should increase testing rates and will lead to fewer infections. That is reason enough for changing the policy so it is in line with Scotland and Wales. It has a long term economic basis as well; HIV causes AIDS which is an acute life threatening condition that would be treated by the NHS anyway at a cost to the taxpayer.