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US Ends Ban on HIV-Positive Travelers

Visitors, immigrants with infection no longer barred

(Newser) - Today saw the end of a US ban on travel and immigration by HIV-positive individuals, a rule that had been in place since 1987. The Centers for Disease Control removed the infection from the category of “communicable diseases of public-health significance” after President Obama said last year the ban... More »

Obama Lifts HIV+ Travel Ban

President extends bill funding care for low-income HIV/AIDS patients

(Newser) - HIV-positive individuals will no longer be banned from visiting or immigrating to the US, President Obama announced today. The president discussed the revocation of the ban, which has stood since 1987, at today's signing of an extension of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS bill. That bill provides funding for HIV/AIDS testing... More »

Journo 'Ecstatic' Over Demise of HIV Travel Ban

'Massive burden lifted' for gay, HIV-positive Brit Sullivan

(Newser) - HIV-positive journalist Andrew Sullivan is “ecstatic” over yesterday's passage by the Senate of a bill that would lift a US ban on visitors and immigrants with the virus that causes AIDS, he writes in his Atlantic blog. "I'm not exaggerating when I say that it's one of the... More »

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