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

Workplace and Insurance IssuesWorkplace and Insurance Issues
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

Travel Ban in the USA?
Jan 29, 2013

Hi, I'd like to know if there is any kind of restrictions to let people using HAART to get into the USA. As far as I know Obama lifted the HIV related travel ban in 2010. But I need to be sure that if I will be exposed to any kind of discrimination. Will I enter the country with mu meds in my hand luggage? Can you please inform me with your recent experiences? Thank you.

Response from Mr. Chambers

Like you, it is my understanding that you will be admitted to the US with HIV. I wish I could say without any problems, but having gone through customs into the US, everyone occasionally encounters less than courteous personnel, but there should be no issue of your status or medications.

You should have prescriptions for all your medications with you, and follow all the general rules for travelers traveling with medications and rules about carry-on luggage.

Good luck. Despite our issues, I think you'll find the US is quite a marvelous country. Jacques

can life be prolonged at Aids last stage?
HSA / high deductible / high out of pocket insurance.

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary



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