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USA: Bill will remove ban on HIV+ travellers

Sat 19 Jul 2008 In: International News View at Wayback

The United States Senate has approved a new bill that includes clauses that will end the effective ban on HIV+ people visiting the country. At present any foreign national who tests positive for HIV is "inadmissible," meaning he is barred from permanent residence and even short-term travel in the United States. There are waivers available to this rule, but obtaining them has always been difficult. The ban originates from 1987, when fear about the spread of the disease led US officials to require anyone with HIV to declare their status and apply for a special visa. It became law in 1993. This story continues on the link below.    

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First published: Saturday, 19th July 2008 - 8:29pm

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