The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Legal Issues and HIVLegal Issues and HIV
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

Becoming USA citizen

Apr 5, 2012

I just have a question, I am in the process of becoming a USA citizen , I just need to know if they can keep me from getting my citizenship because of my hiv status? I`ve been in the USA for over than 17 years. Please advise!!!

Thank you

Response from Ms. Douaihy

Dear Writer,

Finally, HIV positive status is not a bar to becoming a U.S. citizen! As of January 4, 2010, HIV is no longer a "medical ground of inadmissibility" for lawful immigration or travel to the US.

There are, however, several important steps involved in obtaining a green card or adjusting one's status. For more detailed information on the process, check out the official information on You can also read my prior relevant entry below. Best wishes!

Immigration and HIV

Moving with my dog
Is Spouse legally responsible to reveal other Spouse's HIV status?

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint