Dear Department of Health,
I hope this email finds you well.
I am currently, doing a research on HIV AIDS on Ethnic Somalis in England following a claim by an Islamic Sheikh who based in Nairobi, Kenya, that during a visit he had made in London in 2003, that he had personally seen and witnessed about 700 girls of Somali background whose age ranges between 14 and 19 years, and who are HIV positive and are being cared for in a government institution. The sheikh did not give more details about this claim. but what is more troubling is that so many people in this community, believe his claim.
In view of the above, would you be kind enough to:
1. clarify if 700 HIV positive girls ever being cared for in a government institution in 2003 or now
2. Could you provide information about the HIV figure on Somali community in England
3. Did UK government, ever practice segregation of racial lines, based on their health status?
and any other information that would allow me to finish my research and inform those who believe this conspiracy theory. This is very important because people tend to easily believe what religious figure says and it is important for me to put the facts out.