Finally new rules for HIV-positive visitors to the US
After more than 20 years of being barred because of their health status, HIV-positive people will soon be able to acquire visas to enter the United States under the same rules as other visitors. The discriminatory rule dates to 1987 and the height of AIDS-related fear-mongering. But although health officials have long accepted that the logic behind the rule was flawed, but the wheels of change move slowly. HIV/AIDS was removed from the list of diseases considered “of public health significance” for immigration as part of the act that renewed funding for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
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