Tag Archives: HIV travel ban

Linda Harvey: Bring Back HIV Travel Ban

“The [2012 AIDS] conference was taking place in the U.S. for the first time in twenty-two years. Why? Because HIV-positive individuals had been banned from entering the U.S. but the Obama administration lifted that travel and immigration ban in 2009. So HHS Secretary Sebelius, ‘the HIV entry ban was a bad policy based on faulty science that ran contrary to ...

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China Lifts HIV Travel Ban

Similar to a recent move by the United States, China has lifted their ban on visitors with HIV. Days before travelers worldwide are to begin arriving for Shanghai’s world exposition, China has lifted a two-decade ban on travel to the country by people who carry the virus that causes AIDS or who have other sexually transmitted diseases. The action also ...

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HIV Travel Ban Ends Today

More than 22 years after it was first proposed by Sen. Jesse Helms, as of today the federal government has stopped blocking people with HIV from entering the United States. President Obama said the ban was not compatible with US plans to be a leader in the fight against the disease. The new rules come into force on Monday and ...

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GLAAD On Hate Crimes Act Passage

GLAAD president Jarrett Barrios talks about the passage of the hate crimes act and what may be coming next from the Obama administration.

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Obama Signs Ryan White HIV/AIDS Act And Lifts HIV Travel Ban

This is from the official White House YouTube channel. Watch this anyway.

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Today: President Obama To Announce End To HIV Travel Ban

The Advocate’s Kerry Eleveld reports that President Obama is expected to announce the final end to the HIV travel ban during a signing ceremony today for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act. The new regulation eliminates any travel and immigration restrictions that are tied to a person’s HIV status. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) put the ...

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HIV Travel Ban To Be Finally Lifted

The United States’ ban on immigration for HIV+ persons is finally about to be history. The Customs and Immigration Service has advised workers to stand by for the ruling. Currently HIV qualifies as an exclusionary communicable disease, and applications may be turned down by the US authorities if a person wishing to travel to the country, or settle there permanently, ...

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HIV Travel Ban To Be Lifted

It’s looks like the Obama administration is finally going to implement a directive signed by Dubya almost a year ago. The first step to ending the HIV travel ban in the United States has been taken by the Obama administration. The Office of Management and Budget posted a notice on its site Friday afternoon indicating that the department of Health ...

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HomoQuotable – Andrew Sullivan

“Here we are, in the summer of 2009, with gay servicemembers still being fired for the fact of their orientation. Here we are, with marriage rights spreading through the country and world and a president who cannot bring himself even to acknowledge these breakthroughs in civil rights, and having no plan in any distant future to do anything about it ...

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Poz Brits Still Blocked From Entering U.S.

The Terrance Higgins Trust, England’s largest HIV charity, is claiming that HIV-positive Brits are still being turned away at United States border control checkpoints even though they have filled out a special online waiver form. People living with HIV are still being refused entry to the US, despite government plans to change legislation, it has been claimed. According to the ...

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HIV Travel Ban Still Active

Andrew Sullivan notes that the government has not complied with recent changes to travel rules for the HIV+ and that he will be “required to leave the US for good next March.” The Bush administration has not yet lifted the regulation barring people with HIV from entering the United States, despite the law lifting the ban overwhelmingly passed by the ...

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Bush Signs Landmark AIDS Bill, HIV Travel Ban Repealed (But Only Sort Of)

In what AIDS activists are hailing as one of the true positive legacies of his administration, yesterday George Bush signed the most extensive global AIDS relief bill in history. AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), hailed President Bush for signing legislation to re-authorize PEPFAR (the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief). The measure, which was signed in a formal signing ceremony earlier ...

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HIV Travel Ban Repealed

And the United States inches closer to the civilized world…. AIDS Action applauds the Senate for overwhelming, bipartisan passage of the Lantos/Hyde U.S. Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act (S 2731), which reauthorizes the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The organization particularly commends the lifting of the statutory requirement that bars travel and immigration to ...

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HIV Travel Ban Repeal Near

Congress appears poised to lift the ban on HIV+ people traveling to the United States. And who’s the lone Senator opposing the repeal? None other than David “DC Madam Diaperboy” Vitter (R-LA), pictured above with his mortified wife. Way to stay classy, Vitter. According to Senator Harry Reid, the repeal may come in the next few days. (Via – Andrew ...

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EU Pressures USA On HIV Travel Ban

The European Union is pressuring the United States to end its ban on HIV positive travelers. Under US law, HIV+ people are restricted from entering the United States. The European Commissioner for Justice has raised the issue of issue of people with HIV being banned from entry into the US visa waiver programme with Michael Chertoff, US Secretary of Homeland ...

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How Border Agents Treat People With HIV

As Congress considers repealing the ban on foreign travelers with HIV from entering the United States, a Canadian man reports an encounter with border agents last November. The U.S. Senate is expected to vote next month on a bill proposed by Massachusetts Senator John Kerry that would lift what he calls a Draconian travel ban that has caused thousands of ...

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